SJ3971 : St Oswald's Church, Backford

taken 6 years ago, near to Backford, Cheshire, Great Britain

St Oswald's Church, Backford
St Oswald's Church, Backford
St Oswald's Church is close to the A41 road and adjoins Backford Hall. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. The church dates from the 14th century with later additions and restorations. It contains one of the few surviving aumbries in Cheshire and a number of memorial boards painted by the Randle Holme family.
The first mention of a church on this site is in the 13th century. Soon after this it was given by the barons of Dunham Massey to the Benedictine Priory at Birkenhead. At the dissolution of the monasteries the advowson was passed to the Diocese of Chester. The chancel dates from the 14th century, and the tower from the 15th century. The nave was rebuilt in 172831 and it was remodelled in 187779 by Ewan Christian. A reredos designed by John Douglas was added in 1892.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 28 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3980 7169 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.3285N 2:54.2074W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3983 7168
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Church  Grave Yard  Sandstone  Sandstone Church 

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