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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.265 / 53°15'53"N

Longitude: -2.8387 / 2°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 344157

OS Northings: 374550

OS Grid: SJ441745

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZMP.79

Mapcode Global: WH882.C6HB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55431

Location: Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Thornton-le-Moors

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 47SW THORNTON-LE-MOORS C.P. THE VILLAGE

4/48 Church of St Mary
1.6.67
I

Church. C14th onwards, probably on site of pre-Conquest church. Red
sandstone. Slate roofs. Nave, with tower in south west corner, south
porch, north east chancel, south east Elton chapel. C14th embattled
tower, partly rebuilt, has stepped buttresses, 3 chamfered stone
bands, 2-light bell openings with 4 centred stopped hood moulds.
C14th traceried 2-light window on south wall. C14th buttressed nave
with chamfered plinth has 3 similar windows on south wall. 2 north
wall windows are similar. One and west window are C16th, 3-light in
deep recesses. C17th south porch has round arched moulded entrance,
in front of C14th doorway containing door of 6 raised and fielded
panels, and inscribed in the panelled head above. TD, IC [CHURCH]
W[ARDEN] 1725. 3 bay chancel has 2-light C16th windows, 5-light east
window has broad rounded head, and moulded hood. 2 mouchettes above
lights. Perpendicular. Elton chapel in 3 bays alongside chancel has
3-light windows one replaced. Small door has 4 centred arched head.
Interior. Nave is divided by central arcade of 5 pointed arches on
octagonal piers. 3 bay chancel above arcade, has octagonal bases,
piers and capitals. C16th chancel roof. 1695 3-sided alter rail has
twisted and turned balusters, moulded rail. Altar table, with twisted
and turned legs inscribed Tho Bush, Joh Johns Curch War 1694. Raised
and fielded panelling with moulded cornice, round chancel walls.
C17th reading desk, choir stalls, some with raised and fielded
panelling and turned finials dated 16 ICE 94. Bunbury family memorial
tablets, probably by Randle Holmes dating 1634-1686, painted on wood.
Rev. Rowland Chambre, Rector, 1760-1796, marble tablet, in
vestry/chapel. Fluted marble font, C17th. Fragments C10th cross
shaft with figure and animal carvings from trench round church.
C17th, probably, sandstone water stoop, on carved pedestel.

Pevsner and Hubbard. Richards R Old Cheshire Churches Morten (1973)


Listing NGR: SJ4415774550

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

SJ 47SW THORNTON-LE-MOORS C.P. THE VILLAGE

4/48 Church of St Mary
1.6.67
I

Church. C14th onwards, probably on site of pre-Conquest church. Red
sandstone. Slate roofs. Nave, with tower in south west corner, south
porch, north east chancel, south east Elton chapel. C14th embattled
tower, partly rebuilt, has stepped buttresses, 3 chamfered stone
bands, 2-light bell openings with 4 centred stopped hood moulds.
C14th traceried 2-light window on south wall. C14th buttressed nave
with chamfered plinth has 3 similar windows on south wall. 2 north
wall windows are similar. One and west window are C16th, 3-light in
deep recesses. C17th south porch has round arched moulded entrance,
in front of C14th doorway containing door of 6 raised and fielded
panels, and inscribed in the panelled head above. TD, IC [CHURCH]
W[ARDEN] 1725. 3 bay chancel has 2-light C16th windows, 5-light east
window has broad rounded head, and moulded hood. 2 mouchettes above
lights. Perpendicular. Elton chapel in 3 bays alongside chancel has
3-light windows one replaced. Small door has 4 centred arched head.
Interior. Nave is divided by central arcade of 5 pointed arches on
octagonal piers. 3 bay chancel above arcade, has octagonal bases,
piers and capitals. C16th chancel roof. 1695 3-sided alter rail has
twisted and turned balusters, moulded rail. Altar table, with twisted
and turned legs inscribed Tho Bush, Joh Johns Curch War 1694. Raised
and fielded panelling with moulded cornice, round chancel walls.
C17th reading desk, choir stalls, some with raised and fielded
panelling and turned finials dated 16 ICE 94. Bunbury family memorial
tablets, probably by Randle Holmes dating 1634-1686, painted on wood.
Rev. Rowland Chambre, Rector, 1760-1796, marble tablet, in
vestry/chapel. Fluted marble font, C17th. Fragments C10th cross
shaft with figure and animal carvings from trench round church.
C17th, probably, sandstone water stoop, on carved pedestel.

Pevsner and Hubbard. Richards R Old Cheshire Churches Morten (1973)


Listing NGR: SJ4415774550

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