DAVENHAM

Grid Ref. SJ 663 712
11 July 2005

 

Davenham, Cheshire St. Wilfred's, Davenham East End
St. Wilfrid's at Davenham The Tower East end

 

The church of St. Wilfrid at Davenham is not easy to photograph as it is very large and lies just north of a narrow lane; this prevents one from standing back far enough to get all the church in the frame. These pictures are taken from the east to take advantage of morning light in midsummer. The dedication to St. Wilfrid usually indicates an early foundation and this church goes back to the Domesday period but the current edifice is the fourth on the site, dating from a major reconstruction between 1844 and 1870 in the Victorian Gothic revival style. The tower has a recessed spire built in 1850.

Sources

The Buildings of England, Cheshire, by Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 300 09588 0

 

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