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St Elizabeth's Church, Ashley
Coordinates: 53°21′20″N 2°20′37″W / 53.3556°N 2.3435°W / 53.3556; -2.3435
OS grid reference SJ 772 844
Location Ashley Road, Ashley, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Elizabeth, Ashley
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 September 1984
Architect(s) Wilbraham Egerton
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1880
Specifications
Materials Brick and terracotta
Tiled roofs
Administration
Parish St Elizabeth, Ashley
Deanery Bowdon
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Elizabeth Jane Holden Lane

St Elizabeth's Church is on Ashley Road in the village of Ashley, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Bowdon, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Peter, Hale. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

The church was built in 1880 as a chapel of ease to St Mary, Bowdon, and became a parish in its own right the following year. It was designed by Wilbraham Egerton, who was later to become the 1st Earl Egerton.

Architecture

St Elizabeth's is constructed in red brick and red terracotta, and has a red tiled roof. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave, a chancel, north and south transepts, a northeast vestry, and a southwest porch. On the west gable is a stone bellcote. The windows in the nave contain Perpendicular tracery, while those in the transepts and the east window have Decorated tracery. The chancel windows are spherical triangles. At the west end of the church are three lancet windows with trefoil heads between which are colonnettes, and above them is a trefoil rose window. On the bellcote are gargoyles.

Inside the church, the reredos has a tiled dado and panels with a floral decoration. The stained glass dates from 1925, but the artist and maker are unknown. The three-manual organ was built in 1885 by A. Young and Sons of Manchester, and was originally a house organ.

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