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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1188783



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cheddleton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Dec-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 274566

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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)


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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National Grid Reference: SJ 97092 52411


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