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© Dr John L. Wishlade

IoE Number: 55762
Location: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CHURCH STREET (east side)
  TARVIN, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr John L. Wishlade
Date Photographed: 09 December 2002
Date listed: 01 March 1967
Date of last amendment: 01 March 1967
Grade I

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SJ 46 NETARVIN C.P.CHURCH STREET(East Side)2/58Church of St Andrew.

SJ 46 NE TARVIN C.P. CHURCH STREET (East Side) 2/58 Church of St Andrew. 1/3/1967 GV I Church: nave and south aisle later C14, tower and north aisle late C15, chancel mid C18, mid C18 and several later C19 renovations and one of 1908 by F P Oakley. Ashlar red sandstone, Welsh slate roof. 5-bay nave and aisles under separate roofs, 2-bay chancel, south porch and 5-stage west tower. South front is a great mixture. Projecting gabled porch has broad 4-centred arched doorway, heavily moulded with raised imposts. Aisle bays divided by buttresses and aisle has moulded plinth. To left of porch is a 2-light window with trefoil head and pierced quatrefoil. To right is a Venetian window with leaded glazing and interacting tracery, 2 scratch dials below. 4th bay has a Victorian window and 5th bay a rectangular 2-light cyma-moulded window with flowing tracery and a label mould. 3-light aisle east window with reticulated tracery. Chancel has 2 2-light Victorian windows but a semi-circular headed priest's door with key block. 3-light Victorian Decorated window. In contrast north aisle is all one period, exuberant Perpendicular. Moulded plinth, enriched buttresses, band with gargoyles and embattled parapets above the windows. These are broad 4 and 5-light, with 3-centred arched heads, the tracery restored except for the east window, and label moulds on fabulous animal and human corbels. 4th bay has a 4-centred arched doorway. The tower has a moulded plinth, heavy clasping pilasters, moulded bands at each stage and a band of quatrefoils below the gargoyles and embattled parapet. 4-centred arched west door is recessed behind a moulded and rebated doorcase crowned by a crocketted ogee head on angel corbels. Empty niches to either side with vaulted and crocketted heads. Restored 4-light west window, niche and corbels, Queen Victoria Jubilee clock, and pair of 2-light louvred bell openings in successive stages. Interior: Entry through west door under tall tower arch. Low 5-bay arcade to south aisle on octagonal piers with C19 carved leaf capitals, and label moulds on carved head corbels. At the east end is a Tudor arch with cusped reveals perhaps formerly containing a monument. Squint window between north aisle chapel and chancel. Taller double-chamfered arcade on slender octagonal piers with plain capitals to north aisle. Ornate false hammerbeam roof with carved console brackets and pendants. All arrises dentilated. Tiebeam at east end has inscription. THIS ROVFE WAS MADE ANNO DOMINI 1650 RAPHE WRIGHT, JOHN BRUEN, CHURCH WARDINS CHARLS BOOVTH WILL VENABLES CAPINTRS. South aisle has a C14 wooden screen with trefoil headed arcade and pierced quatrefoils. Late C14 wagon roof of closely set pairs of arch braced rafters (used as type illustration in J Harris and J Lever Illustrated Glossary of Architecture, 1966). Chancel with Cl9 fittings except for Flemish reredos of c1500 and copper memorial tablet to Henry Hardware (died 1584). Perpendicular-style octagonal font with C19 lead bowl dated 1330.

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