St Bartholomew's Church, Sealand facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt Bartholomew's Church, Sealand
|OS grid reference||SJ 352 688|
|Consecrated||15 October 1867|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||29 March 1993|
|Nave width||26 feet (8 m)|
|Other dimensions||Nave length 62 feet (19 m), Chancel width 17 feet (5 m), length 24 feet (7 m)|
|Spire height||65 feet (20 m)|
The church was built between 1865 and 1867 to a design by the Chester architect John Douglas. It was one of Douglas's earliest churches and is in the High Victorian style of Gothic Revival architecture. The site for the church was given by the River Dee Company who also partly paid for it. It was consecrated on 15 October 1867.
Architecture and contents
The church is built in sandstone from Helsby, Cheshire. Its plan consists of a nave and a chancel, with a small north transept to contain the organ and a tower on the south side of the chancel containing a vestry. The church is without aisles and is "not large, but expensively done" with an ashlar interior. The tower has a pyramid spire and a turret against its lower part. The stained glass in the east window of 1867 is by Hardman & Co. and was donated by Douglas. The stained glass in the west window dates from 1880 and is by Kempe.
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