St Mary's Church, Crewe
|St Mary's Church, Crewe|
St Mary's Church, Crewe, from the southeast
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|Location||St Mary's Street, Crewe, Cheshire|
|Website||St Mary, Crewe|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||14 June 1984|
|Architect(s)||Pugin and Pugin|
|Materials||Brick with sandstone dressings
|Priest(s)||Fr Jerome Fagan|
St Mary's Church is in St Mary's Street, Crewe, Cheshire, England. It is an active Roman Catholic parish church in the diocese of Shrewsbury. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
St Mary's is constructed in red brick with red sandstone dressings, and a slate roof. Its architectural style is Decorated. The plan consists of a five-bay nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a chancel with an apse, and a southwest tower. The tower has angle buttresses, and a pyramidal roof with lucarnes. In the bottom stage are windows with Geometrical tracery, in the stage above are niches containing statues and flanked by lancet windows, and above these are paired lancets. The top stage contains louvred bell openings. The chancel and the gable of the nave contain windows with Geometrical tracery, the windows along the sides of the aisles have Perpendicular tracery, and the clerestory windows are paired quatrefoils.
Inside the church the arcades are carried on octagonal piers. The stone reredos has much gilding and is decorated with Gothic motifs. The baldacchino is supported by marble shafts. The main altar is flanked by side altars, and there are more altars at the east ends of the aisles. These are all separated from the nave by a marble communion rail. The organ dates from 1897 and was built by Gray and Davison.
- Pastoral Areas, Diocese of Shrewsbury, retrieved 26 February 2012
- Historic England, "Church of St Mary, Cheshire East (1136221)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 26 February 2012
- Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 311, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6
- Cheshire, Crewe, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (D08276), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 26 February 2012
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