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The Church of St Boniface

A Grade I Listed Building in Bunbury, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1182 / 53°7'5"N

Longitude: -2.6452 / 2°38'42"W

OS Eastings: 356912

OS Northings: 358087

OS Grid: SJ569580

Mapcode National: GBR 7M.7KZN

Mapcode Global: WH99W.BWLD

Plus Code: 9C5V4993+7W

Entry Name: The Church of St Boniface

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56767

ID on this website: 101138626

Location: St Boniface's Church, Higher Bunbury, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW6

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Bunbury

Built-Up Area: Bunbury

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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2/12 The Church of St
12 January 1967

Parish Church, circa 1343 remodelled 1527 (Pevsner) with alterations
1863 by Pennington and Bridgen and new roof 1950 by Marshall Sisson.
Red sandstone with lead and slate roof. Nave, two bay chancel.
Mainly Perpendicular in style but with some earlier features
remaining. Two stage moulded plinth. Curvilinear windows in chancel
but perpendicular windows in chancel chapel, nave and clerestory. The
nave has large buttresses between the eight windows. The north aisle
parapet is openwork, with crocketed pinnacles, whereas the south
parapet is crenellated. The north nave entrance is in Perpendicular
style and flush with the wall but the south entrance is it a C14 porch
surmounted by niche with mitred bishop. The square west tower has a
C14 opening with curvilinear window above. There are lancets to two
faces at second stage and, at bell stage, louvred Perpendicular
windows. There are three times reducing buttresses to the quoins and
crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles.
Interior: Slender compound piers support the 6-bay arcade which
separates the nave from the aisles. Chancel chapel screen (south
east) 1527 of painted stone with twelve ogee headed openings. The
screen carries an early inscription and the date. The pair of oak
chapel entrance doors have linenfold panelling and carved wooden
grilles in the upper parts of the doors. Communion rail of heavy oak
turned balusters dates from 1717. Triple stepped ogee headed sedilia
and piscina in south wall of chancel. Linenfold panelled reredos with
carved vine cornice and brattishing. Several memorials. Carved Oak
choir stalls with poppyheads. Oak chancel screen 1921 by F H Crossley
supports a gallery. Carved Oak pulpit on stone base. Brass
chandelier 1756 in Baroque style. A number of stone coffin lids and
mainly defaced effigies dating from C13 to C15 in the rear
(north-west) corner of the nave. Octagonal stone font of 1662 with
simple motifs carved on the side. The replaced nave ceiling is of oak
panels, with bosses, supported by canted beams and curved brackets
from stone angel corbels. The chancel ceiling is similar to the nave
but with smaller panels and plain corbels. There are carved
gargoyle-like corbels in the arcade wall facing into the aisles.

Listing NGR: SJ5690858089

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