St Mary's Church, Congleton

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St Mary's Church, Congleton
St Mary's Church, Congleton is located in Cheshire
St Mary's Church, Congleton
St Mary's Church, Congleton
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°09′52″N 2°13′21″W / 53.1644°N 2.2226°W / 53.1644; -2.2226
OS grid reference SJ 852 631
Location West Road, Congleton, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Dedication Virgin Mary
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 4 April 1975
Architect(s) Father John Hall
Architectural type Church
Completed 1826
Specifications
Materials Brick, slate roof

St Mary's Church, Congleton, is in West Road, Congleton, Cheshire, England. It is a Roman Catholic church designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. The listing includes the adjoining presbytery.[1]

History[edit]

St Mary's Church was built in 1826, and designed by Father John Hall, a priest from Macclesfield. The presbytery dates from 1830.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church is constructed in red brick, stands on a stone plinth, and has a slate roof. The façade facing the road is in two storeys. It has a central doorway with a semicircular head and a radial fanlight, and two windows also with semicircular heads. At the top is a pediment containing a niche with a statue of the Virgin Mary.[1] The east end is slightly polygonal. Inside the church is a tripartite screen carried on Ionic columns. The authors of the Buildings of England series comment that, apart from the niche containing the statue, it is similar to a Methodist church of the time.[2] The presbytery also has a doorway with a semicircular head and a radial fanlight.[1] Its windows are sashes.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c English Heritage, "Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and adjoining Presbytery, Congleton (1107189)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 298–299, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6