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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2573 / 53°15'26"N

Longitude: -2.1195 / 2°7'10"W

OS Eastings: 392121

OS Northings: 373370

OS Grid: SJ921733

Mapcode National: GBR FZMS.X2

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.DDX7

Plus Code: 9C5V7V4J+W5

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 17 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390910

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Macclesfield St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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886-1/7/10 (North side)
17/03/77 Church of St Paul


Parish church. 1843-4. W Hayley. Coursed and squared rubble in
small blocks with slate roof.
PLAN: west tower with spire, nave with 2 aisles and
clerestorey, chancel. Perpendicular style.
EXTERIOR: 3-stage west tower with wide west doorway, tall
3-light window with transom over, and blind traceried arcading
with central roundel (intended for clock?) below tall paired
bell chamber lights in upper stage. Stepped parapet with
pinnacles at angles and centre. Spire with lucarnes. Doorways
in west of aisles, each in moulded arch beneath squared
hoodmould, and with rose window above. Aisles divided by
buttresses into 6 bays, each with 2-light window. Similar
windows in clerestorey. Short integral chancel has lancet
windows with transoms, and wide 4-light east window divided by
transom. Octagonal buttresses form pinnacles at angles.
INTERIOR: unusually consistent detailing in Perpendicular
style: nave arcade of 5 bays with octagonal shafts carrying
chamfered arches, the arcade continuing into the chancel with
organ chamber to north and vestry to south. Western gallery
with ogee traceried panels, screened off with part-glazed
panels in similar style below. Curved principal and collar
roof with ogee tracery filling the spandrels. Low stone
chancel screen with ogee traceried panelling and integral
pulpit. Similar ogee panelling as continuous band across
chancel, stressed as reredos to altar with mosaic infill, and
as sedilia to north and south. Pictorial stained glass in east
window, 'Suffer the little children', dated 1920. Painted
stencil work to eastern bay of chancel roof.

Listing NGR: SJ9212173370

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