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Church of St Edward the Confessor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheddleton, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0689 / 53°4'8"N

Longitude: -2.0448 / 2°2'41"W

OS Eastings: 397092

OS Northings: 352411

OS Grid: SJ970524

Mapcode National: GBR 251.RTB

Mapcode Global: WHBCP.K4H3

Entry Name: Church of St Edward the Confessor

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 15 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188783

English Heritage Legacy ID: 274566

Location: Cheddleton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Cheddleton

Built-Up Area: Cheddleton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Cheddleton St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

CHEDDLETON C.P. HOLLOW LANE
SJ 9652-9752
(north side)
13/76 Church of St Edward
3.1.67 the Confessor
(formerly listed as
Church of St Edwards)

GV II*

Parish church. C13, C14 and C15 with additions and alterations of
1863-4 by George Gilbert Scott Junior. Red sandstone of ashlar
quality; red tiled roof to all but tower and south aisle which are
flat with lead invisible behind parapets. West tower, nave, north
and south aisles (with porch) and chancel. Tower: of approximately
3 stages, diagonal buttresses to west, cavetto string above and below
bell chamber; crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles at angles;
2-light, labelled almost-round arch bell chamber openings, small
lancets to upper stage and C19 two-light west window with panel
tracery over Tudor-arch labelled west door. C15 south aisle and
projecting gabled porch; 3 bays, buttressed at ends and parapetted
with porch set to west; 2- and 3-light pointed C19 windows; porch
has a solid stone roof [perhaps the inspiration for the lychgate
(q.v.)] and round-arch doorway with heavily carved C19 door. North
aisle: by Scott, of 3 bays divided by 2-stage buttresses of 2-light
pointed windows; lower parallel range to west of one bay. Chancel:
C14, low moulded plinth, taller than nave, of 3 bays divided by 2-
stage buttresses, labelled 2-light pointed windows; 4-light curvi-
linear-tracery east window by Scott; ogee-headed priest door to
south, adjacent to centre window. Interior: nave of 3 bays; C13
arcade to north with circular columns, octagonal abaci and double-
chamfered pointed arches, C15 south arcade on octagonal columns; no
chancel arch, the space is filled by C19 oak screen with pointed arch
and panel tracery; nave roof C19 with tie and collar trusses bearing
double purlins and exposed rafters; painted boarded vault to chancel;
arch brace collared trusses to north aisle. The tower has a painted
boarded canopy under the organ (situated in the tower). Piscina and
sedilia: C14, ogee-headed of bays and with ball-flower decoration
to intrados band and poppyhead finials. Reredos: Flemish relief of
the deposition to back made into a triptych by additions of Morris &
Co depicting the annunciation. Pulpit: C19, octagonal oak on a stone
base. Font: C19 alabaster, octagonal, with blind tracery to sides
and short, open-work ogee-shaped oak spire cover. Brass Flemish eagle
lectern. Monuments: all resited on south wall of tower at high level.
Fynney family: Gothic; crocketed gabled niche flanked by clustered
columns on corbelled bases with carved faces. Powys: 2 monuments
at-the instigation of Edward Powys, one to a friend, and to his son.
Late C18 slate and marble plaques with urns over. Glass: mostly by
William Morris and his group executed between 1864-69, including work
by Madox Brown and Burne-Jones. The incumbent during the mid-C19 was
Edward Wardle, a friend of William Morris, explaining the high but
sensitive tone of the restoration work.


Listing NGR: SJ9709252411

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