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Church of the Holy Ascension

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

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Latitude: 53.2157 / 53°12'56"N

Longitude: -2.8879 / 2°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 340808

OS Northings: 369110

OS Grid: SJ408691

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.1F04

Mapcode Global: WH887.MF1L

Plus Code: 9C5V6486+7V

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Ascension

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404827

Location: Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Upton-by-Chester

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Upton The Holy Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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(East Side)

5/39 Church of the Holy

- II

Church: 1852-4 by James Harrison, transepts of 1958 and 1967 by A C
Bennett (Pevsner and Hubbard). Red sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Red tile roof. 5-bay nave, 2-bay chancels hidden by
transepts, 3-stage towers and spire and south porch. Coped gabled
porch has hood mould over the entrance. Nave windows of 2-lights with
quatrefoil tracery. Tall coped transepts have pairs of 3-light
windows with intersecting tracery. 3-light east window with
quatrefoils. Tower has a plinth, diagonal buttresses, bands at each
floor and a solid parapet. 2-light windows, louvred in top stage.
Stone spire with 2 bands and simple slight lucarnes.
Interior: Nave has arch-braced roof trusses sprung from carved head
corbels. Chamfered 4-centred chancel arch and chancel with wagon
roof. Pair of depressed 4-centred arches to added transepts. Stained
glass by Kempe 1870-1880. Iron plaque inside porch records grant of
seats by the Incorporated Society for Promoting the Enlargement,
Building and Repairing of Churches and Chapels in England and Wales.

Listing NGR: SJ4080869110

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