St Bartholomew’s Church is in the town of Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Knutsford.
The earliest documentary evidence of a church on the site is dated 1246. Nothing of this church remains but there is a crypt leading from the chancel which pre-dates the present church. Most of the church was built in the early 16th century also, though it is possible that the lower part of the tower dates from the 15th century. The Hawthorne Chapel was added to the south side of the church in 1700, replacing a former chantry dated 1520. There was a restoration in 1862-63 by Brakspear, in 1878 J. S. Crowther added the vestry and the south porch, and a clerestory was added to the chancel in 1898 by Bodley and Garner.
In the churchyard is a former medieval buff sandstone font with an octagonal head, and a sundial dating from the late 17th century. The lych gate is dated 1904. It consists of open timber framing on an ashlar plinth with a Kerridge stone-slate roof. There are stone seats down each side. All these structures are listed at Grade II. In the churchyard is one of the oldest gravestones in Cheshire, dated 1596. The churchyard also contains the war graves of eight soldiers and a Royal Navy sailor of World War I.
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