Building Name

Church of St John the Baptist, Hartford

Hartford, near Northwich
Cheshire, England
R. Beckett, of Hartford

HARTFORD - On the feast of its patron saint the Church of St. John the Baptist, Hartford, was re-opened, after being rebuilt. The style is Early Gothic. The outside walls are built of Kerridge stone, with red Eddisbury stone dressings. The interior walls are lined with Kerridge stone in thin courses, with white Kelsall stone in arches, and other dressings. The nave, piers, and pillars to windows, etc., are red stone. The whole of the roofs are covered with brindled tiles. The church consists of nave, north and south aisles, chancel, and transepts. The carving was executed by Messrs. Williams and Millson, of Manchester. The total cost of the undertaking up to the present has been over £4.000. The works have been most successfully carried out by Mr. R. Beckett, of Hartford, from the designs of Mr. Douglas, architect, of Chester, Mr. Walter Edwards, of Chester, having been the clerk of the works. [Building News 2 July 1875 page 23]

Reference           Building News 2 July 1875 page 23