St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough

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St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough
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St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough, from the southwest
St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough is located in Cheshire
St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough
St Saviour's Church, Wildboarclough
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°12′58″N 2°01′29″W / 53.2161°N 2.0246°W / 53.2161; -2.0246
OS grid reference SJ 985 688
Location Wildboarclough, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Saviour, Wildboarclough
Founded 14 September 1901
Founder(s) 16th Earl of Derby
Consecrated 1909
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 7 November 1983
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1909
Materials Sandstone
Kerridge stone-slate roofs
Parish St Saviour, Wildboarclough
Deanery Macclesfield
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Verena Breed

St Saviour's Church is in the village of Wildboarclough, 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 Michael, North Rode, 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 church was built between 1901 and 1909 for the 16th Earl of Derby to celebrate the safe return of his sons from the Boer War.[2] The building was carried out by workers from the Crag estate.[3] The foundation stone was laid by the Countess of Derby on 14 September 1901, and the church was consecrated in 1909.[4]


St Saviour's is constructed in red sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and Kerridge stone-slate roofs. Its plan consists of a four-bay nave with a south porch, a single-bay chancel with a north vestry, and a west tower. The tower is in two stages, and is battlemented. The east window consists of three lancets. Elsewhere there are square-headed mullioned windows. In the south-facing roof are two three-light gabled dormers. Inside the church is an oak dado, above which the walls are plastered.[2] The authors of the Buildings of England series comment that the church is "surprisingly dismal inside".[3]

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  1. ^ St Saviour, Wildboarclough, Church of England, retrieved 4 March 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Saviour, Wildboarclough (1145911)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 4 March 2012 
  3. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 667, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Churches, Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest Parish, retrieved 4 March 2012