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All Saints Church, Balterley
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All Saints Church, Balterley, from the southeast
Coordinates: 53°03′01″N 2°21′28″W / 53.0502°N 2.3577°W / 53.0502; -2.3577
OS grid reference SJ 761 504
Location Balterley, Staffordshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website All Saints Memorial Church, Balterley
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 22 April 1988
Architect(s) Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1901
Specifications
Materials Brick with stone dressings
Tiled roofs
Administration
Parish Barthomley
Deanery Congleton
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Rector Revd Canon Darrel Craven Speedy

All Saints Church is in the village of Balterley, Staffordshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Congleton, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is united with that of St Bertoline, Barthomley. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

The church was built in 1901 to a design by the Lancaster firm of architects Austin and Paley.

Architecture

All Saints is constructed in brick with ashlar dressings, and has a red tiled roof. Its architectural style is Gothic Revival. The plan consists of a two-bay nave and a single-bay chancel in a single cell, a northeast vestry, a southwest porch, and a bellcote at the west end. Buttresses externally mark the division between the nave and the chancel. Along the sides of the church are three two-light windows. The lateral windows have square heads. The central windows are taller, and rise through the eaves forming dormers; they contain Decorated-style tracery. The east window has three lights with Perpendicular tracery. On the north side of the vestry is a three-light window and a door. The bellcote has a gable surmounted by a cross finial.

Inside the church, the octagonal font is in marble with a small wooden cover. The wooden pulpit is also octagonal. The reredos is panelled, and is decorated with shields.

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