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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHAPEL IN THE WARD OF PECKFORTON CASTLE

List entry Number: 1138621

Location

CHAPEL IN THE WARD OF PECKFORTON CASTLE, STONE HOUSE LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire EastUnitary AuthorityPeckforton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Oct-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56863

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History

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Details

SJ 55 NW PECKFORTON STONE HOUSE LANE (West Side)

1/24 Chapel in the ward of Peckforton Castle.



II*

Private chapel, mid C19 by Salvin. Rock-faced sandstone with tile roof. 2-bay nave and single-bay, less-lofty and narrower chancel. Projecting weathered plinth. Diagonal buttresses to nave quoins. The nave entrance (north) is a Gothic headed oak door, on ornamental strap hinges, in an opening with edge roll and hood mould with faces as stops. 1-to-3-light windows with trefoil heads to lights and multifoil-crown lights to those with mullions. Moulded stone eaves cornice and shaped rafter feet. Gable coping with moulded kneelers and gablet finials. Stone cross finials to nave and chancel. A cruciform stone bellcote, over the chancel arch but partly corbelled-out on the chancel side, has stone pyramidal roof with weather-vane. Interior: An arcade of three shallow Gothic arches separate the south aisle from the nave; the ceiling of this area is stone vaulted and supports the wall walk of the castle (qv) at that point. The Oak reredos is inscribed with the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments. The communion rail is supported by twisted metal wrought iron supports. The choir consists of single benches with poppyheads, the benches in the nave also have poppyheads. The Vestry (South) has studded door hung on ornamental strap hinges in an opening with shoulded lintel. The chancel has an arch-braced roof, supported by corbels carved as faces, and an eaves cornice based on open trefoils. The Baptistry (west) contains a carved stone font with carved oak cover. The nave has arched braced trusses with single hammer beams and braces supported by stone face corbels. There are ashlar pieces to the feet of the rafters.

Although a modest building, the chapel completes the ensemble of Peckforton Castle (qv) which is of major importance.

Listing NGR: SJ5329758020

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National Grid Reference: SJ 53297 58020

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