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© Mr Howard W Hilton ARPS

IoE Number: 56797
Location: WOODHEY HALL CHAPEL,
  FADDILEY, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Howard W Hilton ARPS
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 12 January 1967
Date of last amendment: 03 August 1984
Grade I

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SJ 55 SEFADDILEY C.P.WOODHEY4/38Woodhey Chapel (formerlylisted as Woodhey HallChapel)

SJ 55 SE FADDILEY C.P. WOODHEY 4/38 Woodhey Chapel (formerly listed as Woodhey Hall Chapel) 12 January 196767 I Private chapel circa 1700 (Pevsner) built against early C17 loggia. Red brick in Flemish Bond with slate roof. 3-bay nave, single bay gallery. Moulded stone plinth, rusticated stone quoins. North nave entrance door, with matching dummy door on the south side. These are pairs of oak 4-panel doors on "L" hinges in semicircular headed moulded stone frames with keystones. The fanlight areas are at gallery level and filled with brickwork. Three timber, semicircular headed, cross windows to both side of the nave with leaded glazing, two similar windows to (east) chancel end of chapel. Bullseye windows, with leaded glazing, in stone frames with four keystones, surmount the nave doors at gallery level. The loggia is in English Bond at the west end of the chapel at gallery level, approached up nine steps. Access to the room below is via wide oak boarded door (north) on ornamental strap hinges in a stone dressed opening. The loggia facade faces west and consists of an arcade of three segmental archivolts supported by Roman Doric columns. There is a strapwork decorated frieze and overhanging moulded cornice. There are single 2-light mullion windows, in moulded stone frames in the north and south flanking walls. A door in the south wall leads to stone steps to ground level and there is a similar flight, to roof level, at the south west corner externally. A pair of oak bolection moulded and fielded panel doors, on HL hinges lead from the loggia to the chapel gallery. There is a moulded eaves cornice to the chapel and a wide soffite. The roof is hipped with sandstone hips and ridge. The loggia roof is a continuation of the west chapel roof slope, but with reduced pitch and parapet gutter behind the frieze and cornice. Interior: The east windows flank the carved pedimented reredos which is inscribed with the Ten Commandments in gold. This is fronted by a square panelled oak pulpit with carved fruit and leaf motifs and a moulded cornice. The pulpit has a flat circular base and ogee support brackets to a single turned column support. Two-panel-deep panelling to all walls, up to window sill level, with plastering above. Two tier oak panelled stalls to north and south walls and single row along west wall. Coved plastered ceiling below gallery. The oak cased, pulvinated, gallery beam is separated from the panelled gallery rail by a cornice. The gallery has oak pews, fireplace openings in north-west and south-west corners and an oak screen parallel to, and a short distance away from the west wall. The screen has grilles of split cane and separates the wall seat used by the servants from the Woodhey Hall family pews. The plastered ceiling of the chapel and gallery is formed into thirty panels by slender timber mouldings. A handsome and intact example of a chapel from a period when few were built.

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