St. Saviour's Church Wildboarclough

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St. Saviour's Church

Wildboarclough

Macclesfield

SK11 0BD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Chapel/church
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: The church was built between 1901 and 1904 on the instructions of the 16th Earl of Derby as part of his general renaissance of the township and as a memorial for the safe return of his sons from the South African war. The church was consecrated in 1909. Un-named, the sons were probably Edward George, who was Chief Press Censor in South Africa, and Victor, who served in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
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On a board in the church porch: Saint Saviours Church. In the Diocese of Chester and Province of York. Built by Frederick Arthur Stanley XVI Earl of Derby as a memorial for the safe return of his sons from the South African War. The foundation stone was laid in Sept. 1901 and consecration took place on St. Peters Day 1909 in the presence of the Countess of Derby. Estate craftsmen worked on the building using mostly local materials.

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