Clumber Park
St Mary


The building which maintains many striking attributes with the light coloured Steetley stone ashlar of the external walls and the direct contrast of the dressings and some of the details executed in the absorbing rubric Runcorn sandstone and the lead roofs.

One cannot fail to miss this original intense polychromatic shimmer of the stone when one observes the ‘recently’ repaired ashlars in various places on the external elevations of the building.

The severity of the gabled buttresses with the coped and crenellated parapets, accentuated by a moulded string course are firmly grounded by the dentillated sill band and the chamfered and moulded plinth. The elongated windows and doors have hood moulds and the shouldered coped gables support crosses.

The principal tower is cross buttressed in two stages and sits neatly over the cross aisle. A balanced pair of double lancet bell openings are provided on each side above which are four crocketted pinnacles linked to the pierced octagonal corona by flying buttresses all finalised with the ultimate spire with lucarnes.