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Chapel of St Chad

A Grade I Listed Building in Tushingham-cum-Grindley, Macefen and Bradley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0118 / 53°0'42"N

Longitude: -2.7057 / 2°42'20"W

OS Eastings: 352750

OS Northings: 346283

OS Grid: SJ527462

Mapcode National: GBR 7K.G999

Mapcode Global: WH899.DKTG

Entry Name: Chapel of St Chad

Listing Date: 1 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55623

Location: Tushingham cum Grindley, Cheshire West and Chester, SY13

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Tushingham-cum-Grindley, Macefen and Bradley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tushingham St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 54 NW
(East of)

Chapel of ease, now chapel, rebuilt 1689-91 in irregular Flemish bond
brown brickwork with graded grey slate roof. West tower; external
stair to west gallery; 3-bay aisleless chapel, furnished as nave and
chancel. Small pyramid-roofed tower has a replaced west door of oak,
loophole above door, plain band at belfry floor, paired camber-headed
bell-openings and weathercock. Southern verge of nave roof is flush
with west face of tower; west end of nave modified, probably in 1822
to accommodate external flight of 10 stone steps to Vawdrey gallery.
Vestry, projecting south from west bay of nave, has 2-light wooden
Gothick window with rectangular leaded panes in recessed basket-arched
openings. East of vestry 2 replaced 3-light rectangular wooden
windows have leaded glazing, interlaced at heads of centre lights.
Chancel bay has similar window, but no interlacing. Pair of
round-arched east windows have inserted stained glass. North side has
3 windows all with interlaced leads in central lights. Triangular
buttresses; coped gables have kneelers with ball finials.
Interior: Oak Vawdrey gallery at west end has octagonal central panel
decorated with a rose, with 2 rectangular panels to each side.
Continuous nave and chancel has quarry-tile floor to central aisle,
laid diagonally. Oak trusses on corbel-brackets have a king-post
between tie beam and collar with 5 rectangular panels to each side
decorated with a quadrant brace at each corner with a diamond and 4
darts at centre; between these panels and the principal rafters are 2
triangular panels, each decorated with a quadrant and a dart. Oak
chancel screen of shaped splat balusters above a row of panels. Plain
panelled pulpit; communion table with a high-backed family box pew to
each side; simple nave pews with seat and back each of one oak board
and round-topped ends to aisle; font in vestry. All furnishings of
oak; a most satisfying late C17 interior. Tablets: Mary Stephens died
1800; Mary Vawdrey died 1822; John Murhall died 1834; Thomas Vernon
died 1835. Framed Arms of George III. On north wall a board
inscribed: This Chappel was Rebuilt by those worthy and well-disposed
Benefactors Mr John Dod Mercer and Citizen of London by his last Will
& Testament left 50:0:0: Mr John Bostock Senior of Macefaen gave
2:0:0: Mr William Darwell of Chester 1:0:0: Mr Thomas Brereton of
Barnhill left by will 10:0:0: the interest of which is to be laid out
for the repairs of this Chappel for ever: Mr Thomas Dod of Tushingham
gave 5:0:0.

Listing NGR: SJ5275046283

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