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Church of St Stephen forest Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2463 / 53°14'46"N

Longitude: -2.0399 / 2°2'23"W

OS Eastings: 397432

OS Northings: 372141

OS Grid: SJ974721

Mapcode National: GBR GZ6X.50

Mapcode Global: WHBBQ.MNTP

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen forest Chapel

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58015

Location: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Rainow Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/99 Church of St Stephen
(Forest Chapel).



Church: Origins dated 1673 but nave and chancel completely rebuilt
1831. Coursed squared buff-pink sandstone rubble, sandstone
dressings. Kerridge stone-slate roof and stone ridge. Nave and
chancel in one range of 5 bays. Semi-circular headed window reveals
have T-shaped tracery and lattice leaded windows. Porch on south side
of nave is gabled and entrance has a rusticated cambered head, the
keystone having the date of rebuilding, and the original stone reading
SS 1673 above. Low 3-stage west tower with saddleback roof of heavy
flags has west door under a plain lintel and single light bell
openings with stone louvres in top stage.
Interior: Very simple with no division between nave and chancel.
Some Victorian glass in east window.

Listing NGR: SJ9743272141

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

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