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Nantwich – St Anne

Wellington Road, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5

A modest interwar building, significantly altered and enlarged in 2001-02. While the building has character and the interior has dignity it is not of special architectural or historic interest.

Mass was held in a variety of temporary locations or in Crewe until the first St Anne’s opened on Welsh Row in 1856. Land was given for a new church in 1935 by Mary Sproston, a member of the Trafford family, and the new church was opened in March 1936. No architect is recorded, but Plumb points out that the design has similarities with Frank Reynolds’s church of St Winefride at Lymm (qv). The building was reordered and extended in 2001.


The building is of simple traditional design and has been extended in matching style. The west end is symmetrical with a gabled  entrance bay and a small cupola containing a bell said to come from a Mersey steamer. The interior has a west-end meeting area which can be opened up to extend the worship space. The church has an open timber roof and large moulded columns introduced in the recent extension work. Furnishings are generally simple and modern.

Heritage Details

Architect: F. M. Reynolds (unconfirmed)

Original Date: 1936

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed