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St Matthew's Church, Haslington
Haslington St Matthew.jpg
West end of St Matthew's Church, Haslington
Coordinates: 53°06′04″N 2°23′36″W / 53.10110°N 2.39328°W / 53.10110; -2.39328
OS grid reference SJ 737 564
Location Haslington, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Matthew, Haslington
History
Status Parish church
Dedication St Matthew
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 12 January 1967
Architect(s) Reginald T. Longden
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1810
Completed 1909
Specifications
Materials Brown brick with slate roof
Administration
Parish Haslington
Deanery Nantwich
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd, Dr. Patricia Jane Lloyd

St Matthew's Church is in the village of Haslington, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Nantwich. Its benefice is combined with that of St Michael and All Angels, Crewe Green.

History

The authors of the Buildings of England series describe this as a church of "two builds", both of which are "handsome". The west part was built in 1810. The east end was built in 1909 and was designed by Reginald T. Longden.

Architecture

Exterior

The church is built in brown brick with a slate roof. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave and a chancel. The entrance is at the west end through a gabled porch. The doors are in a semicircular arched doorway above which is a lunette window, and over that is a clock face in the tympanum. On the top of the gable and slightly recessed is a timber louvred bell turret with a lead ogee cupola. The nave windows have semicircular heads. The flat-headed east window has seven lights.

Interior

The reredos is in oak and has a frieze with a grapevine motif. The carved communion rail is in Gothic style. The nave walls have wainscotting to a dado height. The organ was built in 1900 in Steele and Keay, and rebuilt in 1967 by Reeves.

External features

The churchyard contains seven war graves, comprising four soldiers and two Royal Navy sailors of World War I, and a soldier of World War II.

Train driver Wallace Oakes, GC is buried in the churchyard.

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