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The Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crewe Green, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0947 / 53°5'41"N

Longitude: -2.4092 / 2°24'33"W

OS Eastings: 372693

OS Northings: 355360

OS Grid: SJ726553

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.9391

Mapcode Global: WH9B5.YGXV

Entry Name: The Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 20 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56676

Location: Crewe Green, Cheshire East, CW1

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Crewe Green

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Crewe Green St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 75 NW CREWE C.P. NARROW LANE
(Crewe Green)

2/32 The Church of St.Michael
20.1.75
GV II*

Parish church, 1857-9 (Pevsner) by G G Scott. Red brick with blue
brick features and tile roof. 4-bay nave and apsidal chancel.
Weathered and beaded sandstone plinth, walls with diaper work and blue
brick bands. Two-light nave windows with shaft mullions, trefoil
heads and quatrefoils in window head flanked by shafts with foliated
caps. Inter-window buttresses with poppyhead capped nook shafts.
Large gabled south porch with shafts to quoins and entrance and
internal three shaft arcade with centre window both sides. Oak door
with elaborate strap hinges. Round inset panel of Christ blessing, in
porch gable apex. Chancel shaft-arcaded with trefoil headed single
light stained glass windows in alternate arches. Moulded sill band,
flat bands of decorated tiles at shaft cap level and below moulded
corbel table at eaves. Corner buttresses, north west corner of nave,
support partly corbelled, bartizan-like, octagonal bell turret with
stone roof. Nave west gable has rose window flanked and surmounted by
round Holy Family and angel inset panels. Plain bevelled, lead lined,
eaves gutter cornice, gable copings with gablet kneelers and crested
ridge with gable cross finials.
Interior: White brick walls with bands of red up to polychrome window
arches, diaper work above. Hexagonal piers to chancel arch flanked by
single marble shafts with rings and foliated caps. Stone pulpit with
marble angle shafts and foliated cornice. Carved oak choir stalls
with poppyheads. Last Supper and linenfold panelled revedos.
Linenfold wall panelling to chancel up to window height with matching
chair. Cantelevered oak organ case. Marble shafts with foliated caps
flank all chancel windows and shafts form the mullions of the nave two
light windows. Ornate brass lectern. Stone carved baptismal font
with lamb, lion, angel, and bird motifs and oak cover. Scissor
braced, rafter roof to chancel, and apse; boarded above rafters. The
nave roof has a mansard profile with rafters changing pitch at purlin
level and again boarded on their upper surface. There are three arch
braced trusses supported by carved stone corbels.


Listing NGR: SJ7269355360

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