St Michael's Church, North Rode

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St Michael's Church, North Rode
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North Rode Church
St Michael's Church, North Rode is located in Cheshire
St Michael's Church, North Rode
St Michael's Church, North Rode
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°11′45″N 2°10′02″W / 53.1958°N 2.1671°W / 53.1958; -2.1671
OS grid reference SJ 889 665
Location Church Lane,
North Rode, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Michael, North Rode
Dedication Saint Michael
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 25 October 1985
Architect(s) Charles and
James Trubshaw
Architectural type Church
Style Romanesque Revival
Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1845
Completed 1846
Materials Stone, tiled roof
Parish North Rode
Deanery Macclesfield
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Verena Breed

St Michael's Church is in Church Lane, North Rode, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Macclesfield, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with those of St Mary the Virgin, Bosley, St Saviour, Wildboarclough, and St Michael, Wincle.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2] The authors of the Buildings of England series describe it as "a charming estate church".[3]


St Michael's was built in 1845–46, and designed by Charles and James Trubshaw.[3]



The church is constructed in rubble stone with ashlar dressings, and has a tiled roof. Its plan consists of a four-bay nave, a south porch, a two-bay chancel with a vestry to the northeast, and a west tower. The tower has angle buttresses and a plain parapet. In the angle between the tower and the nave on the north side is a stair turret which rises above the height of the tower, and contains round-headed casement windows. On the west side of the tower is a doorway with a semicircular head in a loosely Romanesque style, which is decorated with spaced chevron motifs. Above the door is a two-light window in loosely Early English style, with a circular clock face above that. On each side of the top stage are three lancet bell openings. The south porch has a loosely Romanesque doorway, above which is a niche containing a statue of Saint Michael. The windows along the sides of the church are in Early English style.[2]


Inside the church, the nave has a hammerbeam roof. Both the nave and the chancel are floored with encaustic tiles. In the church are four brass corona chandeliers.[2] The font is decorated with encaustic tiles. In the church are memorials to the Daintry and Tootal Broadhurst families. The stained glass is described as being "delightfully bad".[3]

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  1. ^ St Michael, North Rode, Church of England, retrieved 17 March 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Michael, North Rode (1311066)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 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. 511, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6