Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield

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Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield
Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield, from the northwest
Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield is located in Greater Manchester
Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield
Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield
Location in Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°32′19″N 2°36′41″W / 53.5386°N 2.6115°W / 53.5386; -2.6115
OS grid reference SD 596 048
Location Ince Green Lane, Lower Ince, Ince-in-Makerfield,
Greater Manchester
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Christ Church,
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 8 August 1966
Architect(s) E. G. Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1861
Completed 1864
Materials Rock-faced stone, slate roofs
Deanery Wigan
Archdeaconry Warrington
Diocese Liverpool
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Samantha Nicholson

Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield, is located in Ince Green Lane, Lower Ince, Ince-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Wigan, the archdeaconry of Warrington, and the diocese of Liverpool. Its benefice is combined with that of St Catharine, Wigan.[1] The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built between 1861 and 1864 to a design by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley.[3] When originally planned in 1860 it had been intended to seat 700 people. This was amended the following year to a church seating 677 at an estimated cost of £5,000 (£410,000 as of 2014).[4][5]


Christ Church is constructed in rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, and has a slate roof. Its plan consists of a five-bay nave, north and south transepts, a chancel ending in a polygonal apse, north and south vestries, and a porch at the west end. To the east of the north transept is a turret. In the nave there are two-light windows containing plate tracery. Above the porch at the west end is a four-light window with Geometric tracery, and a small single-light window above it. The transepts contain wheel windows with plate tracery. The windows in the chancel have two lights with Geometrical tracery.[2] The stained glass in the west window, dating from 1893, is by F. Holt.[3]

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  1. ^ Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield, Church of England, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  2. ^ a b English Heritage. "Christ Church, Wigan (1228324)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Pollard, Richard; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2006), Lancashire: Liverpool and the South-West, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 210, ISBN 0-300-10910-5 
  4. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  5. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 220, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8 

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