St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley

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St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley
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St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley
St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley is located in Cheshire
St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley
St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°02′11″N 2°41′32″W / 53.0364°N 2.6922°W / 53.0364; -2.6922
OS grid reference SJ 536 490
Location Bickley, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Wenefrede, Bickley
Dedication St Wenefrede
Associated people 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 1 March 1967
Architect(s) Douglas & Fordham
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1892
Materials Sandstone, roof green slates with terracotta ridge tiles
Parish St Wenefrede, Bickley
Deanery Malpas
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

St Wenefrede's Church is in the civil parish of Bickley, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building,[1] and is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the deanery of Malpas.[2]


The church was built in 1892 and designed by the Chester firm of Douglas and Fordham for the 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley.[3]


The church is built in sandstone and has a roof of green slates with terracotta roof tiles. Its plan consists of a broad, low, west tower, a south porch against the tower, a three-bay nave with a narrow north passage-aisle, a chancel, and two north vestries. The tower is in two stages with a splay-footed octagonal spire. It has a three-light west window and three-light bell-openings in the stage above. Inside the church is a hammerbeam roof.[1] There are texts on the roof beam, the pulpit and the organ case. In the church are two stained glass windows designed by J. E. Nuttgens.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of St Wenefrede, Bickley (1130617)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 29 March 2012 
  2. ^ St Wenefrede, Bickley, Church of England, retrieved 19 December 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, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 

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