SJ8588 : Lych Gate at Cheadle

taken 12 years ago, near to Cheadle, Stockport, Great Britain

Lych Gate at Cheadle
Lych Gate at Cheadle
Looking through the lych gate of Cheadle Parish Church towards the High Street.

The lych gate at St Mary's was erected in 1883 in memory of the late Colonel J.H. Drakin. It is Grade II listed LinkExternal link
St Mary's Parish Church, Cheadle

The Parish Church of St Mary's, Cheadle is a Grade I listed building LinkExternal link A church has been on this site since at least 1200, but the present church was built mainly between 1520 and 1550. The south chapel was completed in 1530, the nave in 1541, and the tower was built between 1520 and 1540. The chancel was built between 1556 and 1558 for Lady Katheryn Bulkeley. The south porch is dated 1634, but this was the date it was repaired rather than the date of its building. The church was rebuilt and restored between 1859 and 1862, and there was a further restoration by J. Medland Taylor in 187880.

New tower clocks were installed in 1988, and each of the east, south and west faces of the clock has a different 12-character motto. The tower was finally refurbished in 1992 after the installation of the bellringers' platform.

In the churchyard are the base of a medieval cross shaft which has been converted into a sundial, LinkExternal link the base of another cross in red sandstone dating from the 14th or 15th century which was restored to form a memorial in 1873, LinkExternal link and the 18th-century chest tomb of the Crosier family. LinkExternal link These are all listed at Grade II as is the lych gate erected in 1883. LinkExternal link

Church website: LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 27 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 June, 2009
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1883 
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 856 886 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.6476N 2:12.9992W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 856 885
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