Christ Church, Crowton

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Christ Church, Crowton
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Christ Church, Crowton, from the southwest
Christ Church, Crowton is located in Cheshire
Christ Church, Crowton
Christ Church, Crowton
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°15′59″N 2°37′52″W / 53.2664°N 2.6312°W / 53.2664; -2.6312
OS grid reference SJ 580 746
Location Station Road, Crowton, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Christ Church, Crowton
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 17 April 1986
Architect(s) J. L. Pearson
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1871
Materials Sandstone, tiled roof
Parish Christ Church, Crowton
Deanery Frodsham
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Peter Rugen

Christ Church, Crowton, is located in Station Road, Crowton, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Frodsham, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with those of St John the Evangelist, Kingsley, and St John the Evangelist, Norley.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


Christ Church was built in 1871, the architect being J. L. Pearson.[3]


The church is constructed in red sandstone, with a red tiled roof.[2] Its architectural style is that of the 13th century.[3] The plan consists of a four-bay nave and a two-bay chancel in one range, a transept and a vestry on the north side, a south porch, and a two-tier double bellcote at the west end. The buttresses include a massive stepped buttress on the south side at the division of the nave and the chancel. The windows in the nave have two lights, and those in the chancel have three lights. Inside the church, the nave is divided from the chancel by a low wall and a double chamfered arch.[2][3] The organ was built in 1871 by Gray and Davidson.[4]

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  1. ^ Christ Church, Crowton, Church of England, retrieved 18 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Christ Church, Crowton (1329848)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 February 2012 
  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. 324, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Cheshire, Crowton, Christ Church (J00063), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 18 February 2012