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Church of St Wilfrid

A Grade I Listed Building in Mobberley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3182 / 53°19'5"N

Longitude: -2.3162 / 2°18'58"W

OS Eastings: 379035

OS Northings: 380186

OS Grid: SJ790801

Mapcode National: GBR DZ82.C7

Mapcode Global: WH992.DV9L

Plus Code: 9C5V8M9M+7G

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfrid

Listing Date: 5 March 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58412

ID on this website: 101139554

Location: St Wilfrid's Church, Mobberley, Cheshire East, Cheshire, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Mobberley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Mobberley St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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The present church is believed to incorporate fragment of an earlier building or buildings.
Remains of a Saxon church were found during excavations beneath the chancel arch. This
earlier chancel and three aisles are believed to have been added in 1245.



4/37 Church of St Wilfrid



Church. C14-C15 with west tower of 1533 by Richard Platt, mason, and
chancel of 1889 by J S Crowther. Ashlar, grey slate roof. Nave,
aisles, chancel with C19 west porch vestry and organ loft. Aisles are
of 4 bays with cusped 3-light windows, those on the south side
straight headed, those on the north side with Tudor heads. Clerestory
is of 5 bays with plainer 2 light straight-headed windows. Chancel
has steeper roof and various windows including east window of 5 lights
with intersecting tracery. Open timber porch c1900, finely panelled
and carved in late Gothic style with stone plinth and miniature
balustrade of Jacobean type. Wagon roof with heavy ties and bossed
king posts.
Interior: 4-bay arcade on octagonal piers. Tall semi-octagonal
responds to tower arch and chancel arch. Excellent nave ceiling of
low pitch with cambered tie beams. The tie beams are carried on short
corbelled posts at the foot of which stand figures of angels (probably
C19 addition). The truss nearest the tower is however a hammer beam.
Ceilure over screen is richly carved and inscribed and dated 1500.
Wagon roof to chancel, which has carved stone reredos with figures, a
small medieval piscina and many wall monuments. Tower gallery has
Jacobean-style cresting dated 1683. Some faded wall painting on north
wall of nave.

Listing NGR: SJ7903580187

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