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Latitude: 53.27 / 53°16'11"N
Longitude: -2.2074 / 2°12'26"W
OS Eastings: 386264
OS Northings: 374793
OS Grid: SJ862747
Mapcode National: GBR FZ0M.XJ
Mapcode Global: WHBBN.224J
Entry Name: Church of St Catherine
Listing Date: 14 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1139604
English Heritage Legacy ID: 58327
Location: Over Alderley, Cheshire East, SK10
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Over Alderley
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Birtles St Catherine
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 87 SE OVER ALDERLEY C.P. BIRTLES LANE
8/161 Church of St Catherine
Church: dated 1840 for Thomas Hibbert, became parish church 1890.
English garden wall bond red brick, buff sandstone dressings, Kerridge
stone-slate roof, stone ridge. 5-bay nave, short chancel, south porch'
and south-west tower. The bays of the nave are divided by buttresses
and have mullioned and transomed windows with round headed upper
lights. Gabled south porch has octagonal buttresses with crocketted
pinnacles and a 4-centred headed doorcase with coats of arms in the
spandrels and a heavy studded and panelled, grained door. Date stone
above. Similar projection on the north side contains the baptistery.
Chancel has diagonal buttresses and a 3-light east window with
intersecting tracery. 3-stage octagonal tower has 4-centred arched
doorcase with TH in Lombardic script in the spandrels. Single lights
above and stone bands at each stage. Lattice, openwork stone
balustrade has plain pinnacles.
Interior: fitted with C16 and C17 Netherlandish or German woodwork.
Arcaded panelled organ screen and baptistery. Ornate pulpit dated
1686. Early eagle lectern and family pew and readers desk made up of
carved pieces. Good Netherlandic stained glass some dated in late C16
and early C17. Nave roof has arch braced king post trusses with
tracery in the spaces (Pevsner and Hubbard).
Listing NGR: SJ8626474793
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