CHRISTLETON

Grid Ref: SJ 441 656
6 May 2003

 

Christleton, Cheshire spacer Christleton
St. James, Christleton   The centre of the village
House   Pump
House overlooking the centre of the village   The village pump
Ducks   Bridge
May scene on the edge of the Pit   One of the "Roman Bridges" near Christleton

 

The church of St. James at Christleton has a late 15th century tower, with the later addition of a pyramidal roof by the architect Butterfield. The remainder of the church dates from a complete rebuilding in 1877. The pond is known as the Pit and is the site of a clay pit dug in the 18th century. The clay was used for bricks and also as marl for the improvement of sand soils. It is now a picturesque spot frequented by mallards, coot, moorhens, swans and the occasional heron.

The Old Hall at Christleton was used by Royalists during the Civil War.  The village is near the site of the Battle of Rowton Moor which took place in 1645.

Sources:

The Buildings of England, Cheshire, by Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Old Cheshire Churches, with a supplementary survey of the lesser old chapels of Cheshire, completely revised and enlarged by Raymond Richards, first published in 1947 and reprinted by E. J. Morten, Didsbury, 1973.

 

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