Holy Ascension Church, Upton by Chester

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Holy Ascension Church,
Upton by Chester
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Holy Ascension Church, Upton by Chester,
from the northwest
Holy Ascension Church,Upton by Chester is located in Cheshire
Holy Ascension Church,Upton by Chester
Holy Ascension Church,
Upton by Chester
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°12′57″N 2°53′16″W / 53.2157°N 2.8879°W / 53.2157; -2.8879
OS grid reference SJ 408 691
Location Church Lane,
Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Holy Ascension, Upton
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 1 June 1967
Architect(s) James Harrison
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1853
Completed 1967
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, tile roofs
Administration
Parish Holy Ascension, Upton
Deanery Chester
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd David Sayle

Holy Ascension Church is in Church Lane, Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the diocese of Chester.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]

History[edit]

Holy Ascension Church was designed by James Harrison, and built between 1853 and 1854. Transepts were added in 1958 and in 1967 by A. C. Bennett, working with the Design Group Partnership.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The church is constructed in red sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, and has a red tile roof. Its plan consists of a five-bay nave, a south porch, a two-bay chancel with north and south transepts, and a west tower. The tower is in three stages, standing on a plinth. It has diagonal buttresses, two-light windows, louvred bell openings and a plain parapet. The tower is surmounted by a spire containing lucarnes. The nave windows have two lights, there are three-light windows in the transepts, and east window also has three lights.[2] Stained glass is by Kempe; that in the west window is dated 1883, in the east window it is dated 1885, and elsewhere there are windows dated between 1871 and 1873.[3] The two-manual organ was made by Charles Whiteley and Company.[4]

Churchyard[edit]

The churchyard contains Commonwealth war graves of three British Army soldiers of World War I and two soldiers and an airman of World War II.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Holy Ascension, Upton, Church of England, retrieved 14 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of the Holy Ascension Church, Upton by Chester (1229986)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 14 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. 277–278, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Cheshire, Upton, Holy Ascension, Church Lane (J00117), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 14 February 2012 
  5. ^ [1]]CWGC cemetery report, details from casualty record.