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Church of Christ

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alsager, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0978 / 53°5'51"N

Longitude: -2.3167 / 2°18'59"W

OS Eastings: 378893

OS Northings: 355664

OS Grid: SJ788556

Mapcode National: GBR 01N.WMG

Mapcode Global: WH9B7.DD2J

Entry Name: Church of Christ

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56474

Location: Alsager, Cheshire East, ST7

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Alsager

Built-Up Area: Alsager

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alsager Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

ALSAGER FORMER U.D. CHURCH ROAD
SJ 75 NE
6/4 Church of Christ
-
GV II*

Church. 1789-90. By Thomas Stringer for the Misses Alsager. Yellow
Keuper sandstone. Western tower. Nave and apsidal chancel. Western
front: central, slightly projecting tower with blank walling to
either side. Clasping pilaster buttresses to the corners of the front
and the tower. On the tower these rise to a frieze and pediment. The
central double doors have raised and fielded panels and a fanlight.
To either side are Tuscan demi-columns supporting a frieze and
pediment which has an acroterion block to its top. The clock stage
above this has a round clock face set in a recessed rectangular panel
with an arched top. Above this is the belfry stage which has paired
Ionic pilasters to the corners and a round-arched louvred belfry
opening to the centre with projecting keystone and moulded springers,
and Y-tracery. Dentilled cornice above which is a balustrade. The
clock and belfry stages are similarly arranged to the other 3 sides.
Nave: the south face has 6 bays divided by ashlar pilasters which
have moulded bases and caps and stand on plain plinths. The window
openings have round-arched heads with moulded springers and hood
moulds. The window at left has 8 x 11 panes with intersecting glazing
bars to the top, the rest have all been replaced by later stained
glass. Doorway to second bay from left with Tuscan demi-columns to
either side supporting a pediment and frieze and enclosing a blank
tympanum. The doorway is now blocked with a window to its upper body.
The north side is similar save that the door is to the second bay from
the right and not blocked. The eastern end has blank walling to
either side of the semi-circular apsidal chancel which has 3 curving
bays of similar type to those in the nave and blank half-bays nearest
to the corners. A series of ashlar urns decorated with swags of
foliage originally sat on the piers of the balustrade to the top of
the nave and tower walling but these have been removed, two of them
remaining in the churchyard adjacent to the western wall.
Interior: Gallery at west with raised and fielded panelling to the
front supported on two monolithic Tuscan columns. Similar raised and
fielded panelling to dado height in the nave and also the chancel
where it is divided by fluted pilasters and has upper panels with
rinceau ornament. Frieze at level of springing of windows and coved
ceiling.


Listing NGR: SJ7889355664

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