St Michael and All Angels Church, Crewe Green

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St Michael and All Angels Church,
Crewe Green
St Michael and All Angels Church, Crewe Green,
from the north
St Michael and All Angels Church,Crewe Green is located in Cheshire
St Michael and All Angels Church,Crewe Green
St Michael and All Angels Church,
Crewe Green
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°05′41″N 2°24′33″W / 53.0947°N 2.4092°W / 53.0947; -2.4092
OS grid reference SJ 727 554
Location Crewe Green, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Michael's, Crewe Green
History
Dedication St Michael and All Angels
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 20 January 1975
Architect(s) Sir George Gilbert Scott
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1858
Specifications
Materials Brick with tile roof
Administration
Parish Crewe (otherwise Crewe Green)
Deanery Nantwich
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Diocese of Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Anne Lawson

St Michael and All Angels Church, Crewe Green, is in the village of Crewe Green, Cheshire, England. The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Nantwich. Its benefice is combined with that of St Matthew, Haslington.[2]

History[edit]

The church was built in 1857–58 to a design by Sir George Gilbert Scott for the 3rd Lord Crewe.[3]

Architecture[edit]

St Michael's is constructed in red and blue brick, with stone dressings, and is decorated with bands of encaustic tiles.[3] It has a tiled roof. The plan consists of a four-bay nave, with an apsidal chancel, a south porch, a north vestry, and an octagonal turret at the northeast corner of the nave. The church stands on a sandstone plinth, and the walls are decorated with diaper work and blue brick bands. The porch is gabled and in the apex of the gable is an inset panel of Christ blessing. At the west end is a rose window flanked by round panels depicting the Holy Family and angels.[1]

The interior of the church is in white brick with decoration in red brick.[1] The ceiling has beams of dark wood. The reredos contains a fresco of the Last Supper.[2] The pulpit is in stone with dark marble shafts. The font is decorated with the symbols of the Evangelists. The furnishings in the choir are elaborately carved, including poppyheads. The stained glass dates probably from the 1860s, and is probably by Wailes. The scenes at the west end of the church are from the Old Testament, and in the east end are from the New Testament.[3]

External features[edit]

The churchyard contains the war graves of a soldier and a sailor of World War II.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Church of St Michael, Crewe Green (1138674)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Crewe Green, St Michael, Church of England, retrieved 4 October 2009 
  3. ^ 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, p. 316, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ CREWE GREEN (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 3 February 2013