- St Mary's Church, Pulford
St Mary's Church, Pulford
St Mary's Church, Pulford
Coordinates: OS grid reference SJ 375 587} Location Pulford, Cheshire Country England Denomination Anglican Website St Mary, Pulford History Dedication St Mary Significant associated people Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster Architecture Status Parish church Functional status Active Heritage designation Grade II* Designated 2 November 1983 Architect(s) John Douglas Architectural type Church Style Gothic Revival Groundbreaking 1881 Completed 1884 Specifications Materials Red sandstone with bands of lighter stone
Red tiled roof, shingled spire
Administration Parish Eccleston and Pulford Deanery Chester Archdeaconry Chester Diocese Chester Province York
St Mary's Church, Pulford is in the village of Pulford, Cheshire, England. The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Mary, Eccleston.
The present church was built on the site of an earlier church between 1881 and 1884. The architect was John Douglas and its expense was met partly by the 1st Duke of Westminster. In the 1990s the spire was destroyed by fire and has been rebuilt.
The church is built in red sandstone with bands of lighter stone. The roofs have red tiles and the spire is shingled. The plan of the church is cruciform and consists of a nave without aisles, a chancel with transepts to the north and south, and a north porch. The south transept forms an organ chamber and vestry. The tower is large and buttressed with a spire and octagonal corner spirelets. The church is designed in Decorated style.
The monochrome reredos is by Shrigley and Hunt. Two of the stained glass windows are by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, and one is by Kempe. On the south wall is a memorial board by the Randle Holme family of Chester to the memory of members of the Burgayney family who died between 1670 and 1693. It had been mislaid during the rebuilding of the church in the 1880s and was rediscovered at an auction some 70 years later by a canon from Chester Cathedral. The ring consists of eight bells which were all cast by John Taylor and Company, six of them in 1882 and the other three in 1903.
- List of new churches by John Douglas
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- ^ Pulford, St Mary the Virgin, Church of England, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/pulford-st-mary-the-virgin/, retrieved 13 October 2009
- ^ a b c d Hartwell, Claire; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 549, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6
- ^ Thornber, Craig (10 May 2003), A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities: Pulford, http://www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/pulford.html, retrieved 27 January 2008
- ^ Venables, John Derek (2008–2009), "A Randle Holme Memorial Board in the Parish Church of St. Mary, Pulford", Cheshire History 48: 38–40, ISSN 0141-8696.
- ^ Pulford S Mary, Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers, http://dove.cccbr.org.uk/detail.php?searchString=pulford&Submit=++Go++&DoveID=PULFORD, retrieved 14 August 2008
- ^ Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 169, ISBN 0-907768-18-0
- Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, p. 137, ISBN 0-901657-16-6
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