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St Luke's Church, Dunham on the Hill
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East end of St Luke's Church, Dunham on the Hill
Coordinates: 53°15′07″N 2°47′33″W / 53.2520°N 2.7924°W / 53.2520; -2.7924
OS grid reference SJ 472 731
Location Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Central
Website St Luke, Dunham-on-the-Hill
History
Status Parish church
Dedication Saint Luke
Consecrated 18 October 1861
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 December 1983
Architect(s) James Harrison
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1860
Completed 1861
Construction cost c. £800
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, slate roof
Administration
Parish St Luke, Dunham-on-the-Hill
Deanery Frodsham
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Graham Green
Laity
Parish administrator Dr Judy Ford

St Luke's Church is in the village of Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Frodsham, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Paul, Helsby. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

The foundation stone of the church was laid on 22 May 1860. The church was designed by James Harrison. It was consecrated on 18 October 1861, and was originally a chapel of ease in the parish of St Mary, Thornton-le-Moors. The estimated cost was £800 (equivalent to £50,000 in 2018).2018

Architecture

St Luke's is constructed in sandstone with a slate roof. The architectural style is that of the early 14th century. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave with a south porch, and a chancel with north and south vestries. At the west end is a bellcote. The windows along the sides of the nave have two lights, the east window has three, and the west window four lights. Inside the porch are three niches. There are stone cross finials at the east ends of the nave and the chancel.

Inside the church is a wooden screen with linenfold panelling. The stone font is dated 1863, and consists of an octagonal bowl on an octagonal pedestal. The wooden pulpit is also octagonal. In the church is an elaborate hanging gilt cross that was moved here from Chester Cathedral in 1921. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and made by Skidmore of Coventry. The stained glass in the east window, dating from about 1878, was made by Shrigley and Hunt and designed by Carl Almquist.

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