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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewe, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0979 / 53°5'52"N

Longitude: -2.4467 / 2°26'48"W

OS Eastings: 370182

OS Northings: 355720

OS Grid: SJ701557

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.8S6X

Mapcode Global: WH9B5.DD3G

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56699

Location: Crewe, Cheshire East, CW1

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Crewe

Built-Up Area: Crewe

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Crewe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 75 NW FORMER BOROUGH OF CREWE ST.MARY'S STREET

2/56 CHURCH OF ST MARY

GV II

Catholic Church, 1890-1 (Pevsner) by Pugin & Pugin. Free Gothic. Red
brick with slate roof. S.W.tower, 5-bay nave with side aisles and
apsidal chancel. The tower has reducing angle buttresses, geometrical
windows at lower level, lancets flanking niches with statues at
clerestorey level, lancets in pairs at nave roof level and large
louvred lancets at bell stage. The roof is pyramidal with overhanging
eaves and mid-slope equilateral lucarnes. Narthex form nave entrance
of ledged and battened door in stone dressed gothic headed gabled
porch with kneelers, copings and cross finial. Geometrical windows to
nave gable and chancel, perpendicular to aisles and quatrefoil to
clerestorey all in stone frames. Half-brick-thick inter-window piers,
stone sill band, moulded eaves cornices, gable coping, lead hips to
chancel, crested tile ridge and cross finials.
Interior: Octagonal stone columns support the aisle. arcades. The
mainly gilded stone reredos has such gothic features as daggers,
crockets and brattishing; also a baldacchino on marble shafts
covering the tabernacle. Stone side altars flank the main altar and
front the aisles, all separated from the nave by marble communion rail
with religious motifs. Panelled ceilings throughout with arched
chancel and nave trusses carried by carved stone corbels. Moulded
plaster stations of the cross.


Listing NGR: SJ7018255720

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