St Chad's Church, Tushingham
|St Chad's Church, Tushingham|
St Chad's Church, Tushingham, from the south
|OS grid reference|
|Location||Chester Road, Tushingham, Cheshire|
|Website||St Chad, Tushingham|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||1 March 1967|
|Materials||Sandstone, slate roofs|
|Parish||St Chad, Tushingham|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Stephen James Walton|
St Chad's Church is on Chester Road (the A41) in the civil parish of Tushingham cum Grindley, 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 those of St Michael, Marbury, and St Mary, Whitewell. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
The church is constructed in red sandstone with grey slate roofs. Its plan is cruciform, and consists of a three-bay nave with a south porch, single-bay transepts, a two-bay chancel, a sacristy in the corner of the chancel and the north transept, and a west tower. The tower has three stages in Perpendicular style, with an octagonal northwest stair turret, and a crenelated parapet. In the bottom stage is a three-light west window and a statue of Saint Chad in a niche, single-light trefoil-headed windows on the north and south sides of the middle stage, and two-light bell openings in the top stage. The body of the church is in Early English style with lancet windows.
The interior of the church is plastered, with dressings in stone. The west tower acts as a baptistry and contains an octagonal font. The stained glass in the west window (dated 1897) and in the north transept (dated 1904) is by Kempe. There is a ring of six bells, all cast by John Taylor & Co in 1897.
- St Chad, Tushingham, Church of England, retrieved 13 February 2012
- Historic England, "Church of St Chad, Tushingham cum Grindley (1136242)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 February 2012
- Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 644, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6
- Tushingham, S Chad, Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers, retrieved 13 February 2012