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Church of St Stephen

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

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Latitude: 53.2228 / 53°13'21"N

Longitude: -2.5169 / 2°31'0"W

OS Eastings: 365588

OS Northings: 369647

OS Grid: SJ655696

Mapcode National: GBR 7T.0TCF

Mapcode Global: WH99K.98R6

Plus Code: 9C5V6FFM+47

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57357

ID on this website: 101310471

Location: Moulton, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CW9

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Moulton

Built-Up Area: Northwich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Moulton St Stephen the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 66 NE
5/75 Church of St Stephen
Church, 1876-7. By John Douglas. Snecked yellow sandstone with red
sandstone ashlar dressings, green slate roof with lead spire. Late
Victorian Gothic. Nave and chancel with north-eastern transept,
south-eastern vestry and south-western porch. Nave: South front; six
bays with battened buttress at extreme left. Gabled porch to second
bay from left. Central pointed arch with chamfered reveals of red
sandstone ashlar and hood mould continuing as string course. Cusped
lancet to gable also with red sandstone ashlar surround as have all
the openings. The left and right hand returns each have quatrefoil
openings and battered buttresses which are flush with the gabled
front. Two-light window to left of this with hood mould. To the
right are a series of three loosely perpendicular windows each having
three cusped lancets with quatrefoils above and hood moulds.
Buttresses between each window with single offset to top. To right of
this is the lean-to vestry with a 4-light mullioned window with
central King-mullion; doorway to the left-hand return with chamfered
reveal, hood mould and foliate end stops. Single lancet to right hand
reveal. Vestry chimneystack at far right has buttresses to west and
south sides both dying via offsets, that to south being crowned by a
gablet. Steeple to west end of ridge with hipped lower section of
roof of green slate leaded louvred opening above this and splay-footed
spire above that with weather vane to top. North front: battered
buttress to far right. Single cusped lancet to left of this and
buttress to left of that dying via an offset. Four windows to left of
this with string course at the level of their sills and a continuous
hood mould with casement moulding. The three windows to the right are
cusped lancets and that to the left of the 3-light loosely
perpendicular format seen on the south front. Transept to left of
this with three-light window of cusped lancets. 2 trefoils above and
bullseye to apex with hood mould and figurehead label stops. West
front: two lancets with continuous hood mould and cusped lancet to
gable. Chancel: north and south fronts both have 2-light windows of
cusped lights with quatrefoils to apexes and hood moulds with
figurehead label-stops. East end: central three-light window with
quatrefoils above and cinquefoil to apex and hood mould with
figurehead label stops. Lancet to gable.
Interior: Red vitreous bricks to the lower walls and below bricks
above sill level. Splayed reveals to the windows. Red sandstone
ashlar corbels supporting six trusses which have arched braces
connecting to the principals and collars which bear crown posts.
Chancel arch of ashlar with chamfered reveals and ovolo mouldings.
Barrel roof to chancel. Sedilia to eastern end of south wall. Two
brass wall tablets to either side of the east window with the Credo
and Lords Prayer at left and Ten commandments to right.

Listing NGR: SJ6558869647

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