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Christ Church, Adlington
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OS grid reference SD 601 132
Location Church Street, Adlington, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Architecture
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 21 February 1984
Architect(s) Edward Welch
Architectural type Church
Style Neo-Norman
Groundbreaking 1838
Completed 1839
Construction cost £1,560
Closed 1 November 1980
Specifications
Materials Ashlar, slate roof

Christ Church is on Church Street, Adlington, Lancashire, England. It is a redundant Anglican church, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

Christ Church was built in 1838–39, and designed by Edward Welch. It was a Commissioners' Church, having received a grant towards its construction from the Church Building Commission. The total cost of the church was £1,560 (equivalent to £110,000 in 2018)2018 towards which a grant of £400 was given. When St Paul's Church was built on a different site in the town in 1884, Christ Church became its chapel of ease. Christ Church was declared redundant on 1 November 1980, and on 7 April 1982 it was approved for use as an office or for shopping. As of 2013, it is in use as a restaurant.

Architecture

The church is in Neo-Norman style. It is built in ashlar stone with a slate roof. The church consists of a six-bay nave and a short chancel under one roof. At the west end is a two-stage tower. In the bottom stage of the tower are angle pilaster buttresses and a round-headed west door. The second stage contains two lancet windows on three of its sides, and above this is an octagonal drum. There was originally a spire, but this has been removed. Along the sides of the nave are pilaster buttresses and round-headed lancet windows. The east window consists of five stepped lancets. On the south side of the chancel is a priest's door. The interior has been altered, but three panelled galleries have been retained.

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