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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilmslow, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3301 / 53°19'48"N

Longitude: -2.2296 / 2°13'46"W

OS Eastings: 384803

OS Northings: 381492

OS Grid: SJ848814

Mapcode National: GBR DYWX.2Y

Mapcode Global: WHBB7.QKGD

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414637

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire East, SK9

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Wilmslow

Built-Up Area: Wilmslow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wilmslow St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 88 SW WILMSLOW FORMER U.D. CHURCH STREET
(West Side)

1/274 Church of St.
Bartholomew.

30/3/1951

GV I

Church: Decorated origins, mostly late Perpendicular. Restoration
1862-3 by Brakspear, vestry and porch of 1878 by Crowther. Chancel
clerestorey and screen by Bodley and Garner. Ashlar buff sandstone
and Kerridge stone-slate roof. West tower. 5-bay nave and aisles
which continue as one range in 2-bay chancel and side chapels. South
porch and Hawthorne pew project from south aisle, vestry from north
side. South aisle has 3-light windows with label moulds on carved
head stops. South porch has angle buttresses ending in crocketted
pinnacles and a 4-centred arched opening and original early C16
studded door behind. Hawthorne pew has tall mullioned windows. Clere
storey windows are rectangular of 4 round-headed lights, but in
chancel of 2-lights with trefoil-cusped heads. East window is 5-light
in perpendicular style. 4-stage west tower has diagonal buttresses,
moulded bands at 1st and 3rd floor. Victorian west door and 3-light
west window. 3rd stage has a quatrefoil in embrasure and above are
2-light louvred bell openings. Embattled, pinnacled parapet is a
Victorian copy.
Interior: Arcades of 5 bays with octagonal piers and double chamfered
arches to aisles. South aisle has Hawthorne chapel or pew of c.1700
with segmental opening, bolection moulded panelling and containing box
pews. Nave has fine roof of c.1520 with cambered tiebeams on stone
corbels, with moulded beams in panelled ceiling with gilded bosses.
Tall semi-circular arch to west tower. Chancel of 2 bays has a cruder
copy of nave arcade. Chancel screen by Bodley but reduced, parclose
and chapel screens late Perpendicular. To north is Jesus or Trafford
Chapel with effigies of Humphrey Newton and his wife, died 1536 with
cusped, agee hoods. Also tomb of Henry Trafford, died 1537. To south
is Prescot or Booth Chapel including early brass of Robert Booth and
his wife, died 1460. Under the chancel is a crypt chapel of c.1300
reached by spiral stone staircase. It has a triple sedilia with
2-centred arched heads, one with a rough carving of a cross. (Pevsner
and Hubbard).


Listing NGR: SJ8481181489

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