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Church of St. Philip and St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alderley Edge, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3044 / 53°18'15"N

Longitude: -2.2387 / 2°14'19"W

OS Eastings: 384188

OS Northings: 378628

OS Grid: SJ841786

Mapcode National: GBR DZT7.36

Mapcode Global: WHBBF.L64M

Entry Name: Church of St. Philip and St James

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58218

Location: Alderley Edge, Cheshire East, SK9

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Alderley Edge

Built-Up Area: Wilmslow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alderley Edge St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


4/52 Church of St. Phillip.


Church: 1853 and south aisle and spire 1857 by J S Crowther, vestry
added 1903 by F P Oakley. Hammer-dressed sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Roof of bands of green, grey, and blue-grey slates and a
pierced ridge. Decorated style with reticulated tracery. 6-bay nave
and aisles, each under own ridge, 3-bay chancel, hexagonal vestry and
4-stage south-west tower and spire. Aisles have bays, divided by
buttresses, each containing a 2-light window. Similar chancel but
with priest's door with trefoil cusped head and ornate iron hinges,
and ending in diagonal buttresses with crocketted pinnacles. East
window of 4-lights has ogee shaped hood. Tower has angle buttresses.
Deeply rebated porch door on 3 colonnettes has label mould on carved
head stops, single lights in next 2 stages and ornate surrounds to
2-light lourved bell openings. Tall spire has 3 levels of lucarnes.
Interior: 6-bay arcade has round columns to north aisle and octagonal
to south. Chancel arch stands on engaged semi-hexagonal columns.
Chancel has a sedilia on the south wall and a piscina on the north
both with trefoil cusped heads. Finely carved reredos of Last Supper
(of 1903) and delicate panelling to simple choir stalls, pulpit and
organ screen of 1907. Morris window of 1873 in south aisle. Wagon
roofs throughout.

Though built in 2 stages the church must have been conceived as a
whole and has a powerful exterior, correct in its detailing by the
co-author with Bowman of Churches of the Middle Ages.

Listing NGR: SJ8418878628

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

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