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The Congregational Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1884 / 53°11'18"N

Longitude: -2.5399 / 2°32'23"W

OS Eastings: 364021

OS Northings: 365840

OS Grid: SJ640658

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.31K7

Mapcode Global: WH99Q.Y4P0

Entry Name: The Congregational Church

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57393

Location: Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester, CW7

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Winsford

Built-Up Area: Winsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Over St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 66 NW
4/109 The Congregational
Church. 1864-5. By John Douglas. Flemish bond brick with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. The body of the church has a slightly
projecting plinth of blue brick with alternating bands of red and
white brick above and some diapered patterns. The roof is also
diapered with grey, green and mauve slates arranged in patterns.
Nave, projecting porch at Eastern end with gallery over and organ
chamber of c.1900 to south-west. Eastern front: three central
projecting bays with porch below and gallery over with clasping
buttresses at sides which continue, forming small square turrets with
the gable between and staircase quadrants to sides. Central recessed
porch of three bays forming an arcade-screen with round columns of
grey granite supported on bases of red sandstone ashlar with crocket
capitals of similar material. Ovolo-moulded arches above with
voussoirs of alternating red and white brick. Continuous hood-mould
above with label stops of figurehead and floral design. Above the
porch is a band of diamond patterned diapering and above this a corbel
table of white brick connecting with a continuous sill below the three
central gallery windows. The central one of these rises higher than
the other two and each has two round-arched lights with a round window
above. Diapering to gable and moulded surround beneath eaves which
have stone coping. The lateral turrets have stone capping pieces with
gablets and crocketed finials. Quadrants to sides have single-light
staircase windows. South side: staircase quandrant at right with
clasping buttress to left of this. Four bays with buttresses between
having ashlar offsets. Two-light slightly recessed windows with
ashlar surrounds of plate tracery each of two arched lights with
porthole to apex. Round-headed relieving arches with voussoirs of
alternating red and white brick. Square organ chamber to left with
canted corners and octagonal pyramidal roof terminated by a wrought
iron finial. North front similar to south save for absence of organ
chamber. West end: square vestry to left with canted corners and
with hipped roof terminating in wrought iron finial (the model for the
later organ chamber). Lean to porch entrance to lower central
walling. C20 church hall extension to right. Above these is a
central rose window of plate tracery formed of a single round light
surrounded by eight others. Pilaster buttresses to either side of
this wing to form small turrets as at the east end, the difference
here being that the left hand one terminates as a chimney. Ashlar
coping stones to gable. The roof has three gabled louvres to each

Listing NGR: SJ6402165840

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

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