St Oswald's Parish Church, Ashbourne

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St Oswald's Church is situated to the north of the village of Brereton Green, adjacent to Brereton Hall, in the civil parish of Brereton, Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Croco. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is described as "an unusually complete late Perpendicular church". It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Congleton. Its benefice is combined with those of Christ Church, Eaton, and St Michael, Hulme Walfield.HistoryA chapel was on the site of the church in the reign of Richard I. At that time it was in the parish of Astbury and it became a parish church in the reign of Henry VIII. The present church dates from around 1550 and it was restored in 1903.ArchitectureExteriorThe church is built in Perpendicular style in red sandstone. Its plan consists of a tower at the west end, a four-bay nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, and a two-bay chancel. The tower is embraced by the west ends of the aisles. It is surmounted by a battlemented parapet and crocketed pinnacles. There is no chancel arch, but the chancel roof is lower than that of the nave. The nave and aisle roofs have parapets while the chancel is embattled.
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  • We entered the churchyard past the alms houses and were struck immediately by the history and tranquillity of this wonderful English setting. The slightly quirky interior architecture with the pillars...  more »
  • A true beauty. This church is beautiful inside & out. We strolled through the graves first & enjoyed the sea of daffodils that surrounded us. The church holds such beauty & the stained glass windows a...  more »
  • Visited to ring here last tear and was made so very welcome on the Wednesday evening I attended practice last year.  more »
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  • Saint Oswald's Church, Ashbourne is remarkably old, having been started around 1220, about the same time as Salisbury Cathedral. It is grade 1 listed and is beautiful with its 212 ft. spire. It has some lovely stained glass windows including some of the 13th century and one in Pre-Raphaelite style by Christopher Whall. The eight bells are rung from the floor of the crossing using ropes which are 75ft. long. Note the touching white Carrara marble monument to Penelope Boothby who died in 1791 aged six.
  • Realy nice church, where they still have working bells and ropes, the people were realy freindly here, what can i say it was a nice church

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