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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 402909
Location: CHURCH OF ST EDITH, WORTHENBURY ROAD (west side)
  CHURCH SHOCKLACH, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 01 September 1999
Date listed: 01 March 1967
Date of last amendment: 01 March 1967
Grade I

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SJ 45 SWCHURCH SHOCKLACH C.P.WORTHENBURY ROADWest Side2/11Church of St Edith

SJ 45 SW CHURCH SHOCKLACH C.P. WORTHENBURY ROAD West Side 2/11 Church of St Edith 1/3/67 GV I Church, south wall of nave and south doorway mid C12; north wall of nave probably C13; chancel C15; west wall of nave restored and altered to provide baptistry between 2 deep buttresses C17. Red sandstone in squarish blocks with grey slate roof. Nave, chancel, north vestry (rebuilt 1926), baptistry and west bellcote. Nave has south doorway with nailed, boarded shaped oak door in opening with round arch of 3 orders (chevron:cable:chevron decoration) on square piers with weathered responds and with 2 badly weathered corbel heads, blocked north doorway (converted to a window), I window of 2 ogee-headed lights to south and north side, small west baptistry with leanto roof of slate has a small inserted 1-light window, with inserted west window above its roof; simple 2-bell open bellcote of stone. Chancel has 3-light east window with simple reticulated tracery. Cross finial on east gable of nave. Interior: Internally the nave and chancel walls (and jambs of east window) are battered, said to symbolise the Ark. C18 curved plaster ceiling to nave, plain but for recessed plaster bosses. Medieval round chancel arch, perhaps pre-dating the present chancel roof which intersects it. Arch-braced truss to chancel. C15 7-sided font (carving on bowl restored). Plain pulpit of oak, 1687 in brass nails on front. C18 turned altar rails of oak. Royal arms (1760) and Puleston hatchment on W wall of nave. Dated inscription on vestry doorway (1926). On a pane of the east window is scratched: "I, Robert Aldersey, was here on 1st day of October 1756 along with John Massie and Mr Derbyshire. The roads were so bad that we were in danger of our lives". Mounted knight (C17?) carved on stone in north wall of nave (west). The simple Norman work in this church is unique in Cheshire.

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