Interior of St. Giles R. C. Church, Cheadle

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Date:1930 - 1950 (c.)

Description:The red sandstone church was built between 1841-6 to the design of the great A.W. Pugin, the champion of the Gothic Revival. It is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of his work, and Pugin himself wrote of the church, '(it is) a perfect revival of an English parish church at the time of Edward I'. St. Giles gave Pugin the chance to fulfil his architectural and artistic ambitions, as his patron the Earl of Shrewsbury did not impose financial constraints. The 200 feet high steeple is a magnificent piece of architecture, and a local landmark. Like the rest of the church it is in the Decorated style. The interior is especially grand and crammed with decoration. The walls are all painted and the inlaid floor tiles were made especially by Pugin's friend Herbert Minton's company. Pugin designed many of the internal fixtures, including the font, reredos, pulpit, screen, parapet and rood. All the stained glass work is by Wailes.

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Source: Leek Library

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