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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1576 / 53°9'27"N

Longitude: -2.8795 / 2°52'46"W

OS Eastings: 341290

OS Northings: 362633

OS Grid: SJ412626

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.531K

Mapcode Global: WH88F.RW0Q

Plus Code: 9C5V545C+26

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55301

Also known as: St Mary's Church, Eccleston

ID on this website: 101138410

Location: St Mary's Church, Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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Church, 1899, by G F Bodley, at expense of 1st Duke of Westminster.
Coursed red sandstone; pitched leaded roof to nave and chancel. West
tower; continuous nave and chancel with aisles; south porch; north
vestry. Exterior has severe rectilinear massing, little adorned, with
windows placed high in walls. Flat-roofed buttressed aisles and
vestry with solid parapets; pierced parapet and carved enrichment on
porch. Flying buttresses to clerestory at alternate bays. Tower with
paired bell openings with quatrefoils, stringcourses, buttresses and
frieze to crenellated parapet. Complex Decorated east window;
reticulated tracery elsewhere.
Interior: Rib-vaulted throughout; baptistry in tower; 6 bay open
arcade on quatrefoiled octagon piers with shafts to vault joined by
moulded string at head of arcade. Glazing and furniture complete:
glass by Burlison and Grylls; reredoses (Farmer and Brindley); tomb to
1st Duke (Bodley, Chavalliaud, Farmer and Brindley); chancel and
chapel screens; organ case; font with tall cover; south door of oak
with good wrought ironwork. Of C14-C15 inspiration, the church is a
complete example of Bodley's mature style; it anticipates features of
Liverpool Cathedral. Cf. St Mary, Newbold Astbury; the late C15
disposition of nave, chancel and aisles and the treatment of their
arcades are similar.

Listing NGR: SJ4129262634

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