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St Mark's Church, Antrobus
Coordinates: 53°18′45″N 2°32′06″W / 53.3124°N 2.5349°W / 53.3124; -2.5349
OS grid reference SJ 645 796
Location Knutsford Road, Antrobus, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Mark, Antrobus
History
Status Parish church
Dedication Saint Mark
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 27 August 1986
Architect(s) George Gilbert Scott
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1847
Completed 1848
Construction cost £1,550
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, slate roof
Administration
Parish St Mark, Antrobus
Deanery Great Budworth
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Alec Brown

St Mark's Church is in Knutsford Road in the village of Antrobus, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Great Budworth, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its incumbent is shared with St Mary and All Saints Church, Great Budworth. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. It was a Commissioners' church, having received a grant towards its construction from the Church Building Commission.

History

St Mark's was designed by George Gilbert Scott, and built between 1847 and 1848 at a cost of £1,550 (equivalent to £120,000 in 2018).2018 A grant of £80 was given towards its construction by the Church Building Commission.

Architecture

The church is constructed in red sandstone, with a slate roof. The architectural style is Decorated. Its plan consists of a nave, a south porch, a chancel, and a north vestry. On the ridge of the church is a bellcote surmounted by a weathervane. Along the sides of the church are two two-light windows and a lancet window. The east window has three lights, and the west window has two lights. A broad buttress on the south side of the church contains a priest's door. The porch is in timber. Inside the church is a screen designed by Scott, part of which is in wood and part in iron. There is stained glass in windows in the chancel and the south wall of the nave.

External features

The churchyard contains the war grave of a First World War soldier of the Cheshire Regiment.

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