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Latitude: 53.1436 / 53°8'36"N
Longitude: -2.3609 / 2°21'39"W
OS Eastings: 375953
OS Northings: 360776
OS Grid: SJ759607
Mapcode National: GBR 010.XKL
Mapcode Global: WH9B0.P7YW
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 11 August 1950
Last Amended: 17 September 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1330401
English Heritage Legacy ID: 56225
Location: Sandbach, Cheshire East, CW11
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Sandbach
Built-Up Area: Sandbach
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Sandbach
Church of England Diocese: Chester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/12/2012
Church of St Mary
Anglican Church. C15, restored in 1847-49 by George Gilbert
Scott, and signed above the west entrance. Sandstone, in many
places casing the original masonry; repaired in 1894-5
following fire at the west end; choir vestry by Austin and
Paley of 1930. Furnishings of various dates. Choir and nave of
five bays, with aisles, side chapels and west tower; choir
vestry projects from northwest. The base of the latter is open
on three sides and spans a public footpath across the
churchyard. Largely Perpendicular Gothic style, with
authentically medieval masonry of C13 and C15 to arcades,
particularly on the south side.
Interior furnishings of note include: Caen stone font,
southwest corner of nave, 1859 by builder Thomas Stringer,
with the Romanesque stone font opposite. Leversage Arms in
panelled ceiling, north aisle, c1587, choir stalls, pulpit and
carved Jacobean altar.
Excellent collection of monuments installed by Scott along the
aisle walls. Of particular note is the marble relief of the
Rev. John Armistead, M. A. Vicar from 1828-65, designed by G.
F. Watts and sculpted by George Nelson in 1876. For a full
account see John Minshull, 'A Short History and Description of
St. Mary's Church Sandbach, Cheshire', rev. ed. 1990.
Listing NGR: SJ7595360775
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