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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marbury cum Quoisley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0062 / 53°0'22"N

Longitude: -2.6564 / 2°39'22"W

OS Eastings: 356052

OS Northings: 345636

OS Grid: SJ560456

Mapcode National: GBR 7M.GP80

Mapcode Global: WH9BG.5PBQ

Plus Code: 9C5V284V+FF

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422036

Also known as: St Michael's Church, Marbury

ID on this website: 101225604

Location: St Michael's Church, Marbury, Cheshire East, Cheshire, SY13

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Marbury cum Quoisley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Marbury St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building English Gothic architecture

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SJ 54 NE
2/57 Church of St.Michael
Church. C16 with a classical chancel of 1822,Gothicised by Douglas and
Fordham in 1891-2 at which time the organ chamber was added. Red
sandstone ashlar with a slate roof. Western tower, aisled nave,
chancel and north eastern organ chamber. Perpendicular Tower: western
end: diagonal buttresses with offsets. Projecting plinth with moulded
top. Double doorway to ground level with double reveals and hood
mould with label stops. Above is a 3-light early Perpendicular
window with trefoil-headed lights and chamfered reveal with hood mould
and label stops. String course above carved with grotesque heads and
above that a 3-light louvred belfry opening with cusped lights, hood
mould and label stops. Further string course with grotesque heads
below the level of the battlemented parapet which has gargoyles at the
corners and to the centre. The parapet has panelled piers to the
corners and centre with crocketed pinnacles. North face: blank below
the level of the lower string course similar to the western face above
this. South face: similar save for a diamond-shaped clock board with
circular clock face set below the belfry opening. Nave: north face :
3 bays divided by buttresses with offsets and having an angle buttress
at right. Doorway with 4-centred chamfered reveal to the far right.
To the centre is a 3-light early-Perpendicular window with
trefeil-headed lights and to left of this a 3-light window with
plate-tracery, hood-mould and label stops. Three clerestory windows
each of 4 lights with trefoil heads set in chamfered reveal. Above
these are a moulded string course and an embattled parapet with four
panelled piers with crocketed pinnacles.
South face: at left is an C18 gabled porch with brick walling to the
lower body and Yellow sandstone ashlar quoins to the corners. Red
sandstone ashlar door surround and gable above, both of C19 date.
Inside the porch is a panelled late medieval door with coffin-nail
decoration and strap hinges. To right are two bays divided by
buttresses with offsets as on the north face with triple-light windows
with trefoil heads to the lights. Similar clerestory to that on the
north face, with parapet above. Trefoil-headed lancet light to the
eastern window of the southern aisle. The chancel has a projecting
organ chamber of c.1892 to the north with a three-light window of
rudimentary Perpendicular form. To left of this is a 2-light cusped
window. The southern face has at centre a porch with central. 4-centred
archway and buttresses with offsets to either side and gable above with
central shield. The eastern end has diagonal buttresses to either
corner, a 5-light window with casement-moulded surround, hood mould and
shield label-stops.
Interior: The nave arcades have octagonal piers with chamfered
capitals and chamfered arches above. - Chamfered surrounds to the
clerestory windows.
Panelled roof of c.1891-2 with ovolo-moulded surrounds to the panels
and some carved woodwork. Double-chamfered tower arch with wooden
screen below of c.1891-2 divided by semi-octagonal posts with angel

Listing NGR: SJ5605245636

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