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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 58610
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 27 August 2002
Date listed: 14 April 1967
Date of last amendment: 14 April 1967
Grade I

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SJ 86 NEMARTON C.P.(Off) CONGLETON ROAD5/25Church of St James andSt Paul

SJ 86 NE MARTON C.P. (Off) CONGLETON ROAD 5/25 Church of St James and St Paul 14.4.67 G.V. I Church. c1370. Restored by J M Derick in 1850 and by William Butterfield in 1871. Timber framed with rendered infill and brick with stone plinth and stone slate roof. C20 brick extension to chancel. Western tower with West, North and South lean-to porch roofs (as with Essex Towers) and Spire. Nave with side aisles, all under the same roof pitch. Chancel. Tower: western arched doorway with C20 plank door incorporating C17 iron strap hinges. Two-light window above and single-light windows to either side of C19 date. Close studding to walls of porches with inserted C19 single-light windows. Shingled square tower above with C19 wooden louvred belfry openings. Shingled broach spire ending in weather-vane with cock to apex. Nave: Close studded walls with 3-light wooden rectangular windows of three cusped lights (as opposed to the original two-light format). South front, porch to second bay from left with pointed arch, having ovolo mouldings to outer and inner faces and fillet moulding. Small framing to sides of porch. North face similar save for absence of porch. Chancel: Flush with nave but having lower roof. Four-light rectangular window with cusped lights. Close-studded walls with middle rail. Eastern wall: Central C20 brick projection with central semi-circular arched window and segment-headed lancets to either side. Semi-circular lancets to aisles. Boilerhouse to right-hand lower side. Interior: Three-bay nave with aisles. Arcades of octagonal timber piers with moulded capitals and bases supporting chamfered arched braces across nave and to sides forming arcade arches. Ties of aisles also spring from arcade capitals and are supported by arched braces from aisle piers and wall posts and bear vertical struts connecting them to aisle principals. Cambered ties to nave roof which has king posts. C19 chancel at west of 2 bays. Spere truss at west with close studding to corner walls. Angle braces and king post. Wall painting on eastern wall of the spere showing outlines of figures. Tower lobby has massive vertical timbers on stone footings partially replaced by Butterfield. Bell ringing platform and ladder. Source: Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of England : Cheshire

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