St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall

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St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall
St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall, from the northwest
St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall is located in Cheshire
St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall
St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°08′23″N 2°39′01″W / 53.1397°N 2.6503°W / 53.1397; -2.6503
OS grid reference SJ 566 605
Location Nantwich Road,
Tilstone Fearnall, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Jude, Tilstone Fearnall
History
Dedication Saint Jude
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 April 1986
Architect(s) George Latham
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1836
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, slate roofs
Administration
Parish St Jude, Tilstone Fearnall
Deanery Malpas
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

St Jude's Church, Tilstone Fearnall, is on Nantwich Road (the A51) in the civil parish of Tilstone Fearnall, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Malpas, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Boniface, Bunbury.[1] The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. It stands opposite the end of the drive leading to Tilstone Lodge.[2]

History[edit]

The church was built in 1836, and designed by George Latham of Nantwich.[2] It was paid for by Admiral John Tollemache (formerly Halliday), who had earlier built Tilstone Lodge.[3]

Architecture[edit]

St Jude's is constructed in yellow sandstone ashlar with a slate roof. Its plan is rectangular and consists of a nave and chancel in one cell with no division between them, a vestry attached to the east end of the chancel, and a bellcote on the gable at the west end. Above the bellcote is a canopy decorated with crockets. The west front contains a double door, above which is a triple lancet window with a circular window over it. At the corners are square turrets which become octagonal as they rise, and each is surmounted by a spire. On each side of the church are five pairs of lancet windows, each pair being separated by a buttress. Above the vestry at the east end is another triple lancet window, over which is a cricketed gable.[2]

Inside the church is a west gallery. The reredos is carved with figures in low relief. There is a memorial to Admiral Tollemache, who died in 1837, and to his wife, who died in 1846. Stained glass dates from 1987.[3] In the west gallery is a two-manual organ built by Peter Conacher and Company in 1914, and overhauled by the same company in 1965.[4]

External features[edit]

The churchyard contains the war graves of two soldiers of World War II.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Jude, Tilstone Fearnall, Church of England, retrieved 16 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b c English Heritage, "Church of St Jude, Tilstone Fearnall (1310678)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 640–641, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Cheshire, Tilstone Fearnall, St. Jude (D01277), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 16 February 2012 
  5. ^ TILSTONE FEARNALL (ST. JUDE) CHURCHYARD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 4 February 2013