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St James & St Paul

With a founding date of 1343, Marton's church just pips Lower Peover to the post to make it possibly the oldest timber framed church of its kind in Europe.

Marton, Cheshire

Opening times

We are well aware that we have a very special building in a wonderful place and we ensure that the church is open in daylight hours so as many as possible can see it.


Congleton Road
SK11 9HE

The outside is lovely. Weathered upright and horizontal timbers and cottagey windows stand out against the white walls, while over all is a shingled tower and spire.

The inside, apart from some Victorian restoration and modern pews, is essentially still as it was in the 14th century, with large wooden piers supporting the timbered roof, and all lit by the rows of little windows.

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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