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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: CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1241643

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET
CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
StockportMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Oct-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 440815

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History

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Details

SJ 88 NE CHEADLE CHURCH STREET (west side) Cheadle

5/26 Church of St. Mary (formerly listed 24.3.50 under High Street)

G.V. I

Church. South chapel 1530, nave 1541, tower 1520-40, chancel 1556-8 for Lady Catherine Buckley and porch dated 1634. Major restoration of 1875-82 and vestry of 1877. Cloakroom C20. Ashlar with stone slate roof. Nave with aisles, clerestory, transeptal chapels, south porch, central west tower and chancel with north vestry/organ chamber. 4-bay nave and aisles with weathered plinth, weathered buttresses which are angled at corners, and castellated nave parapet. 3-light C19 windows to bays 1 and 3, 4-light C16 double- chamfered cavetto-moulded arched-light mullion window to bay 4. Porch in bay 2 has angled buttresses which terminate in ornate paired pinnacles with grotesque heads. Moulded surround to basket-arched door which has blind cusped arcade above. Each bay has 2 3-light mullioned clerestory windows. 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses, moulded bands, clock in stage 2, 4-light belfry opening with hoodmould, castellated parapet and grotesque gargoyles. The west door and window are C19. 2-bay chancel with 2 3-light windows as above but with arched lights under a square head and a basket-arched lintel over priest's door. 5-light east window (C19) with rectilinear tracery. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade has double-chamfered arches on octagonal columns with moulded bases and capitals. A 5th smaller bay at the east marks the position of former rood loft, the door (which still exists) being served by a rood gallery in the north aisle. Braced oak camber-beam roof with gilded bosses; similar enrichment to aisle roof. Chancel arch on half columns, the north capital bearing a crudely carved head. Part of rood screen was re-used in the chancel screen and finely carved C16 oak parclose screens to Savage and Brereton chapels. Monuments: chest tomb with 2 alabaster Knights c.1460 and stone recumbent effigy of Sir Thomas Brereton, 1673, on a tomb chest with shields. C11 cross. G.V. and J.M. Chivers, The Parish Church of St. Mary, 1971.

Listing NGR: SJ8563488616

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Chivers, JM - Title: The Parish Church of St Mary Church Guide - Date: 1971

National Grid Reference: SJ 85635 88616

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