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Tower of Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewe, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0969 / 53°5'48"N

Longitude: -2.44 / 2°26'24"W

OS Eastings: 370632

OS Northings: 355608

OS Grid: SJ706556

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.8V4P

Mapcode Global: WH9B5.HF96

Entry Name: Tower of Christ Church

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56698

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


2/55 Tower of Christ Church


Church tower, 1877 (Pevsner) by J W Stansby, Engineer. Yellow
sandstone square tower linked to the mainly brick outer walls of the
1843 church by John Cunningham, which had its roof removed and was
gutted in 1978. Tower is of coursed rock faced rubble masonry with
reducing angle buttresses. The chevron pattern boarded west door is
in a gothic opening, flanked by single shafts, and surmounted by hood
mould with stops carved as faces. Above the entrance there is a large
window with geometrical tracery. Windows in north and south faces are
at two levels, in partly blind arcades formed by shafts, lancet at the
lower level and trefoil headed above. Clock dials to four sides, set
in flat diaper panels of square carved masonry blocks. There are
treble louvred lancets at bell stage divided by coupled shafts with
rings. Octagonal pinnacles with shafts and lancet sinkings form the
angles and flank the stepped and crocketted gabled parapet.

Listing NGR: SJ7063255608

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

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