A report on St Elphin's Church, Warrington

St Elphin's Church, Warrington

Parish church of the town of Warrington, Cheshire, England.

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St Elphin's Church, Warrington

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Warrington

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Town in the borough of the same name in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey.

Town in the borough of the same name in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey.

Bridge Street, one of the main shopping streets in Warrington
The Skittles
Warrington after the coming of the railway, 1851
Warrington Bus Interchange in October 2009
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, opened 1858
Halliwell Jones Stadium, home to Warrington Wolves.
The park gates at Warrington Town Hall

The origin of the modern town was located in the area around St Elphin's Church, now included in the Church Street Conservation Area, established whilst the main river crossing was via a ford approximately 1 km upriver of Warrington Bridge.

Church Street, Warrington

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Church Street is one of the main thoroughfares of Warrington in Cheshire, England, linking the modern town centre to St Elphin's Church, to the east.

Saint Elphin

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Christian saint who lived in the North West of England in the 7th century, and is considered the patron saint of the town of Warrington.

Christian saint who lived in the North West of England in the 7th century, and is considered the patron saint of the town of Warrington.

When Oswald became king of Northumbria and moved his country residence to Makerfield, Elphin accompanied him and Oswald built a wooden church for him on the site of the present parish church in Warrington.

Horace Francis

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British architect, who often worked with his elder brother, fellow architect Frederick John Francis (1818-1896)

British architect, who often worked with his elder brother, fellow architect Frederick John Francis (1818-1896)

St Elphin's Church, Warrington (1867)

Rose window, All Saints' Church, Hockerill

Hugh Ray Easton

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English stained-glass artist.

English stained-glass artist.

Rose window, All Saints' Church, Hockerill
Battle of Britain Memorial Window in Westminster Abbey
Royal Tank Regiment memorial window at St Peter upon Cornhill, London

St Elphin's Church, Warrington

The Katyn Memorial in Southwell Minster; designed by Ronald Sims

Ronald Sims

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Distinguished ecclesiastical architect who redesigned many English church interiors.

Distinguished ecclesiastical architect who redesigned many English church interiors.

The Katyn Memorial in Southwell Minster; designed by Ronald Sims

St Elphin's Church, Warrington (1999)