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Church of St Luke

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.3054 / 53°18'19"N

Longitude: -2.5802 / 2°34'48"W

OS Eastings: 361436

OS Northings: 378869

OS Grid: SJ614788

Mapcode National: GBR BZF6.6V

Mapcode Global: WH994.B5LW

Plus Code: 9C5V8C49+4W

Entry Name: Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 8 January 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57588

ID on this website: 101139134

Location: St Luke's Church, Lower Whitley, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, WA4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Whitley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Aston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Church, a chapel rebuilt at expense of Thomas Touchet late C16 and
roofed early C17; the exterior altered and much restored 1864 and
later. English garden wall bond brown brickwork with stone dressings;
grey slate roofs. A small church with west porch, north-west
bell-turret, organ chamber, 1879, expressed as south transept, chancel
and polygonal-apse sanctuary. Softwood-framed west porch on brick
plinth; small, square, diminishing turret with 1 bell in stone belfry
and slate spire. Mullioned windows of red sandstone have round-arched
lights; pointed 3-light East window with rudimentary tracery.
Interior: Outstanding hammer-beam arch-braced collar trusses, 4 in
nave and 3 in chancel, have richly-carved scrolly console brackets
with volutes and foliar patterns on main faces and humorously small
Atlases and beasts on the lower scrolls struggling to support the
overhanging brackets; good turned drop finials; lower arrises of
hammer-beams, principal rafters and purlins have recesses carved with
corbel-blocks; split quatrefoil windbraces in chancel. roof. Common
rafters and roof-boarding replaced. Pointed stone chancel-arch
contemporary with roof. Sanctuary and oak screen look mid-Victorian;
organ 1879; late C19 glass in memory of Frances Belcrow.

Listing NGR: SJ6143678869

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