St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood

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St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood
St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood, from the northeast
St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood is located in Cheshire
St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood
St John the Baptist's Church, Smallwood
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°08′18″N 2°17′29″W / 53.1382°N 2.2913°W / 53.1382; -2.2913
OS grid reference SJ 806 602
Location Church Lane, Smallwood, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John the Baptist, Smallwood
Dedication Saint John the Baptist
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 26 March 1987
Architect(s) Charles and James Trubshaw
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1843
Completed 1846
Materials Sandstone, slate roofs
Parish Smallwood
Deanery Congleton
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Rector Revd Jonathan David Sharples
Organist(s) Len Ford
Churchwarden(s) Len Ford

St John the Baptist's Church is in Church Lane, Smallwood, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Congleton, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with those of St Mary, Astbury, and All Saints, Somerford.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


St John's was built between 1843 and 1846, and designed by Charles and James Trubshaw.[3]


The church is constructed in yellow sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and has slate roofs. Its plan consists of a nave, a southwest porch, a chancel, and a northwest vestry. On the west gable is a single bellcote. The windows are lancets, some of which contain Y-tracery.[2] At the east end is a triple stepped lancet window.[3] At the corners of the church are angle buttresses.[2] Inside the church is a hammerbeam roof.[3]

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  1. ^ St John the Baptist, Smallwood, Church of England, retrieved 22 March 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St John the Baptist, Smallwood (1330068)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 22 March 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. 585, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6