St Michael's Church, Wincle

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St Michael's Church, Wincle
St Michael's Church. Wincle.jpg
St Michael's Church, Wincle, from the south
St Michael's Church, Wincle is located in Cheshire
St Michael's Church, Wincle
St Michael's Church, Wincle
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°11′30″N 2°03′48″W / 53.1917°N 2.0634°W / 53.1917; -2.0634
OS grid reference SJ 959 662
Location Wincle, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Michael's Wincle
Dedication St Michael
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 14 June 1984
Architect(s) Edward Witts
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1882
Materials Buff rubble gritstone
Roof grey tiles
Parish Wincle, St Michael
Deanery Macclesfield
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Vicar(s) Rev Verena Breed

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


The original church was built in 1647 on the site of a Neolithic burial mound.[3] A tower was added about 1815, and the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1882 by Edward Witts.[4]


The church is built in buff coursed rubble gritstone with a roof of banded grey tiles. The tower is at the west end and the body of the church has five bays. There are no aisles. The tower is in three stages, with a plain west window and bell openings with louvres of Kerridge stone. The top of the tower is battlemented. Over the priest's door is a lintel from the older church which is dated 1647.[2] In the church is a font dated 1861. The interior of the church is "unadorned".[2]

External features[edit]

In the southwest corner of the churchyard is the war grave of a South Wales Borderers soldier of World War I.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wincle, St Michael, Church of England, retrieved 18 October 2009 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Michael, Wincle (1366197)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 April 2015 
  3. ^ Wincle Places: Wincle Church, Parish of Wincle, retrieved 19 January 2008 
  4. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 676, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  5. ^ BELFIELD, J, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 3 February 2013