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Church of St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carrington, Trafford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4301 / 53°25'48"N

Longitude: -2.4109 / 2°24'39"W

OS Eastings: 372795

OS Northings: 392666

OS Grid: SJ727926

Mapcode National: GBR CXLS.V4

Mapcode Global: WH98M.Y13R

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 5 March 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212960

Location: Carrington, Trafford, M31

County: Trafford

Civil Parish: Carrington

Built-Up Area: Partington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Partington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

CARRINGTON

1482/4/3 MANCHESTER ROAD
05-MAR-59 (South side)
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

II*
Church, originally a chapel of ease. 1757-9, with minor later alterations. By Isaac Shaw. Flemish bond brick with graduated stone slate roof. 4 x 2 bays with west gallery and small chancel. Each bay has a round-arched window with impost blocks, keystone and leaded lights. All the windows except for that to E retain their original oak frames and their original glazing in the upper halves of the lights. The elliptical-arched door has a rusticated stone surround and the original oak-boarded entrance doors retain their iron strap hinges. 2 west windows blocked when gallery inserted in 1829. The chancel has a Venetian window and a hipped roof. A small turret with cupola on the west end was removed in 1987.
INTERIOR:
Nearly all of the original box pews survive, complete with painted numerals and four brass owner's plates, two dated 1759. The coved ceiling has a plasterwork central rose consisting of radiating rococo fronds. Font based on a marble wash bowl. Original communion rails and dado panelling to the chancel. West gallery added in 1829 is carried on two slender iron columns and retains its original seating. The two west windows were blocked as part of this alteration. Wooden reredos of c1872 and stained glass to E window. Original pulpit. Reading desk slightly altered. Original floor of stone flags in the alleys and elm boards under the pews.
HISTORICAL NOTE:
The church was built at the expense of Mary, Countess of Warrington and Stamford, of Dunham Massey, as a chapel of ease to Bowdon. It received a separate parish in 1887.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE:
This church, which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, is outstanding as a remarkably little altered mid C18 small church which retains so many of its original fittings intact.

Sources
Council for the Care of Churches Report 1988
Richards, R, Old Cheshire Churches, Revised Edition, 1973.

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