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Calveley Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Calveley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1291 / 53°7'44"N

Longitude: -2.5935 / 2°35'36"W

OS Eastings: 360384

OS Northings: 359270

OS Grid: SJ603592

Mapcode National: GBR 7Q.6SMY

Mapcode Global: WH99X.4M80

Entry Name: Calveley Church

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56735

Location: Calveley, Cheshire East, CW6

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Calveley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/14 Calveley Church


Formerly a Coach house, late C17 which was converted, mid C19, into a
private chapel serving Calveley Hall. Following the demolition of the
Hall, the chapel became the Parish Church of Calveley within the
ecclesiastical parish of Bunbury. Jacobean style. Whitened brickwork
with tiled roof. 3-bay nave, 1-bay chancel. Rectangular plan with
organ chamber and porch projections (north). C19 timber framed porch,
on sandstone plinth, and with 3-light stained glass lattice mullion
windows both sides. The porch opening has a cambered head inscribed
"The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in" and contains
an oak door hung on strap hinges. The nave and chancel have stone
mid-level transome cross windows with stained lattice glazing. The
Vestry, at the west end of the nave, has a two-light mullion window in
a wide Tudor arched sunken panel, (the former carriage arch) there is
a second similar window high in the gable. The chancel has a
six-light mullion and transome east window with Christ and angel
figures in stained glass in upper section. Single mullion windows to
gable and east side of organ chamber. Stone dressed openings with oak
panel doors to vestry and organ chamber. The gables of the chancel,
vestry and organ chamber have stone copings with kneelers and pyramid
finials to kneelers and apex.
Interior: Oak panelled reredos to window transome level flanked by
lower panelling with carved frieze. The panelling is again reduced in
height between the altar and choir then becomes plainer for full
length of choir and nave. Choir stalls, with spindle work to front
stalls, are separated from the nave by a five arched screen, in
Jacobean style, with strapwork decoration and the inscription "Laudate
Dominum" under a high standing carved oak crucifix. The pulpit, which
repeats the five arch arrangement, is attached to the screen (north)
and the oak lectern (south) also has matching strapwork features.
There are two ancient carved oak religious panels, flanking the vestry
entrance and a bronze wall memorial in the choir. The chancel has a
segmental ceiling of 15 oak panels with diamond motif. The nave and
choir have rough braced trusses supporting ridgetree and two runs of
purlins. Exposed rafters plastered in between.

Listing NGR: SJ6038459270

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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