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Siddington Church

We drove by Siddington Church and stopped. It was not planned, but I’m so happy we stopped. There are records of churches being on the site, but this one is clearly from 1521 when records show it was consecrated for preaching at that point. It had a thatched roof, originally. It was also made in timber frame. But 500+ years had passed and now it looks a bit different.

Siddington Church

wall

The church has a timber frame. When the thatched roof was replaced in the 18th century with flagstone slabs, this proved to be too much for its structure and started to bulge. In 1816 the wood was encased in brick and the pattern was painted on. This is why it looks so much newer than it really is.

Entrance to Siddington Church

The entrance was beautifully decorated because it was a wedding on the previous day. There are some details about the church on there, including the sad story of two Canadian airmen from WWI. They had to do an emergency landing nearby and the landowners, the Bickertons, took them in while the plane was repaired. They became friends and they would visit the Bickerton family from time to time. Before heading to war in France, the airmen decided to visit the Bickertons one last time. Unfortunately they crashed. On the spot they crashed two oak trees were planted and one is still there. The airmen are interred in the churchyard, next to the graves of the Bickerton family.
There are pictures with the airmen and it is wonderful to see that they are still remembered by the community.

church interior

The church is stunning. Small, which is expected from a 16th century church in a small village.

interior

 stained glass

The stained glass is beautiful. There were some signs but it was too dark to be able to read them.

altar

interior

interior

If you want to visit it, the church is located on Pexhill Road, Siddington, Cheshire, SK11 9JP.

2 Comment

  1. I wondered when I saw your photos on Instagram if the church was decorated for a wedding – all those glorious flowers! The stained glass is beautiful. It’s interesting how they painted the brick to keep the Tudor timber look.
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    1. I thought the church was newer before reading about it and I was surprised to see that it was painted in the 1800s. It seems a more modern outlook. I have another church post coming soon, another stunning place, only a few minutes drive from this one.

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