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Church of St Wenefrede

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0364 / 53°2'11"N

Longitude: -2.6922 / 2°41'32"W

OS Eastings: 353678

OS Northings: 349015

OS Grid: SJ536490

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.DLKB

Mapcode Global: WH893.MY63

Plus Code: 9C5V28P5+H4

Entry Name: Church of St Wenefrede

Listing Date: 1 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55548

ID on this website: 101130617

Location: St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, SY13

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: No Man's Heath and District

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bickley St Wenefrede

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 54 NW
Church of St.Wenefrede
Church, 1892, by Douglas and Fordham at the expense of the Marquess of
Cholmondeley. Rock-faced snecked red sandstone rubble; roof of small
graded green slates with terracotta ridge tiles. Tudor tower with
spire; south porch (against tower); 3-bay nave with narrow north
passage-aisle under the same roof; chancel; north vestries: for priest
off chancel, for choir off west bay of nave. Massive squat 2-stage
tower with splay-footed octagonal spire has west window of 3 lights
with 3-light bell openings above; small pentice-roofed windows on each
cardinal face of spire. 3-light square-headed windows with simple
tracery to both sides of nave. 2 2-light and 1 1-light window to
south side of chancel, all pointed; simple tracery. 3-light east
window. The whole effect is simple and solid.
Interior. Oak-framed north aisle; the posts support 2 hammer-beam
trusses, simply detailed. Chancel arch without plinths or capitals,
has quirked cavetto mouldings. Boarded wagon roof to chancel.
Stained glass: in east window, north and south 1-light window in
chancel and eastern south window of nave; memorial windows to Captain
Michael George Harrison (west); Lilian Robertson Scott (copy of
window in Bombay Cathedral to her husband Michael H.Scott); Winifred
Ida, widow of 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Octagonal sandstone font
with ornate oak cover; oak pulpit, lectern, choirstalls and pews;
the design and furnishing all of a piece.

Listing NGR: SJ5367849015

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