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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bowdon, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.3779 / 53°22'40"N

Longitude: -2.3643 / 2°21'51"W

OS Eastings: 375864

OS Northings: 386846

OS Grid: SJ758868

Mapcode National: GBR CYXC.YT

Mapcode Global: WH98V.NCC8

Plus Code: 9C5V9JHP+57

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Last Amended: 3 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212815

Location: Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Bowdon

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Altrincham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bowdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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In the entry for:

(South-east side)

7/58 Church of Saint
Mary the Virgin

G.V. II*

The address shall be amended to read: CHURCH BROW
(South-east side)
Church of Saint
Mary the Virgin



7/58 Church of Saint
Mary the Virgin

G.V. II*

Church. 1858-60. W.H.Brakspear. Ashlar with slate roof.
Nave, aisles, west tower, north and south porches,
transepts, chancel, vestry and Stamford chapel. 5-bay aisles
have transomed 5-light C16 style square-headed windows,
weathered buttresses with crocketed pinnacles, (missing on
north) castellations and porch in western bay. Clerestory
has 3-light traceried square headed openings and
castellations. 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses with
crocketed pinnacles, ornate clock faces, 4-light belfry
openings, gargoyles, enriched band and castellations. The
transepts and 3-bay chancel have set back buttresses, 5-
light windows and bold corner pinnacles, otherwise treatment
is similar. Interior: double-chamfered nave arcade with
octagonal columns and moulded capitals. Double-chamfered
chancel arch and tower arch with traceried screen and bell
ringers' gallery. The wide aisles re-use early C16 roofs of
a predecessor church and have elaborate gilded and painted
bosses. The nave roof is of an ornate hammer beam
construction, the chancel and transepts have arch-braced
trusses, those in the chancel being elaborately painted.
Monuments include Baguley monument, C14; Brereton monument
with 2 recumbent effigies and canopy, C17; Henry Booth and
Mary Warrington monument, a sarcophagus with seated figures
in front of long inscription and open pediment, 1734 by
Carpenter; Booth monument with sarcophagus, obelisk, cherubs
medallions and segmental pediment on Ionic columns also by
Carpenter 1735; and Ninth Earl of Stamford wall plaque, Neo-
Wren of 1910 and other wall monuments of C17, C18 and C19.
Also fragments of C8, C10 and C14 sculpture. Stained glass
by Kempe and Clutterbuck and stalls and pulpit by Temple
Moore c.1910.

Listing NGR: SJ7586486846

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