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St. Mary's Creative Space Chester


www.stmaryscreativespace.co.uk
St. Mary's Creative Space Chester

St Mary's Hill
Chester
CH1 2DW
07494 943606
01244 304 618

www.stmaryscreativespace.co.uk


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A vibrant cultural venue for the city of Chester. A stunning space with adaptable staging, set in gorgeous hidden corner of the City of Chester.

Parking Limited parking for 1 hour in day time (Unrestricted in Evening) is available outside the Centre and at the Groves. There are Car Parks located at the Little Roodee and at the Crown Courts at the Castle.

Events 2017

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2018
Roman Candle Presentation


St Marys Event Music 1

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Chester Millennium Festival Trail
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St Mary's Tower
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St. Mary's Church on the Hill Millennium Trail Marker

St Mary's is situated on top of a Hill behind the castle , to the south west of the city, inside the city walls. It is one of the nine original medieval parish churches. It is in the Perpendicular style dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. The church contains many fine memorials. St Mary's is no longer a church. It is now owned by the County Council. It is now used as a meeting place/venue and education centre. St Mary's is not normally open to the public.

The church was given to the abbot of St Werburgh's by Ranulph the forth Earl of Chester.

The first record of a Church on the site comes after the Normal conquest in 1153.

The roof is supposed to come from Basingwerke Abbey in Flintshire after its dissolution in 1536.
The roof is supposed to come from Basingwerke Abbey in Flintshire after its dissolution in 1536, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Gamul Family Tomb

Full-length effergies of Thomas Gamul (Died 1613) and his wife (Died 1640).
Gamul Family Tomb, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

A young Sir Francis Gamul depicted reading on the family tomb in St Mary's.
St. Mary's Church on the Hill. A young Sir Francis Gamul depicted reading on the family tomb in St Mary's.
St. Mary's Church on the Hill.
St. Mary's Church on the Hill.

Gallery

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St Mary's Hill

If you walk down St Marys Hill to Shipgate Street. You can access Bridge Street. Click on the picture for more information.
Saint Mary's hill is said to be haunted by a ghostly heard of cattle.
St. Mary's Church on the Hill

If you walk up St Mary's Hill you can access Chester Crown Courts and Chester Castle. Click on the picture for more information.
Chester Castle

The Church Tower

The Church Tower is on the west side of St Mary's. The bottom two courses of masonry date from the 17th Century. The Church Tower, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The East End

The East end of the church is built on a Sandstone outcrop overlooking County Hall and the River Dee.

The East End, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The East End, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Blocked Doorway

The East End, St. Mary's Church on the Hill. Blocked Doorway

The West End

At the west end of the church is the tower and ditch, separating the church from the castle.
The West End, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The Porch

The porch of St Mary's is located on the North side of the Church.
The Porch, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Saint Mary's Churchyard

The Graveyard, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The church is surrounded on all sides by a small graveyard. The headstones have been removed and broken up to form a wall along the path.

The graveyard of St Mary's was used to bury execution victims from the near by Castle.
The following entries appear in the parish records :

1631 - 'Thomas Laceby, a prisoner, pressed to death, buried in the churchyard on the north side of the steeple on the 23rd day of April. John Johnson, Joan Broome and Katherine Crosse, three persons that were executed, buried at the west end of the steeple in the churchyard the 25th day of April'.

1656 'Three witches hanged at Michaelmas Assizes, buried in the corner by the Castle Ditch in the churchyard 8th of October'.

St. Mary's Church on the Hill

St. Mary's Church on the Hill

St. Mary's Church on the Hill

St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Memorials

St Mary's has a large number of well preserved memorials dating back to the 17th Century.

Here lies the body of Richard Monksfield, Butcher.
Who died on the 27th December 1644.
Tim Oee Buckle
1647

Here lies the body of Richard Monksfield, Butcher. Who died on the 27th December 1644. Tim Oee Buckle 1647, St. Mary's Church on the Hill Chester

Memorial to Edmund Gamul
Memorial to Edmund Gamul, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The Tomb of William Brock
The Tomb of William Brock, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

A memorial, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Memorial to Philip Oldfeld, who died in 1616.
Memorial to Philip Oldfeld, St. Mary's Church on the Hill
Memorials, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The Troutbeck Chapel

The Troutbeck Chapel was built in 1443, and a priest was paid 5 6s 8d a year to act as a chantry priest. The chapel was rebuilt in 1683.

The board reads
William Troutbeck and xxxxxx Esquire.
Chamberlain of Chester.
Sir William Troutbeck and Grandson.
Sergeant of the Bridge Gate.
And the other members of the Family.
Who Here Lie Buried.
The Tablet is Placed By
The Reverend John Troutbeck D.D.
Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen.
And Minor Cannon of Westminster.
The Troutbeck Chapel, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The Nave

St Mary's has a double nave. Near the entrance is a piece of original oak from the ceiling taken down during restoration work. It has a carving on dating it to 1639.

Near the entrance is a piece of original oak from the ceiling taken down during restoration work. It has a carving on dating it to 1639. St. Mary's Church on the Hill

The Chancel

The Chancel arch dates from around 1350.
The Chancel, St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Stained Glass

Stained Glass St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Access to the Building

The building is locked when not in use, but access can be requested by calling 01244 972 600

Venue for Hire


St Marys Centre is available to hire. Please contact
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Business Operations
HQ
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2NP

For all bookings please contact
New bookings@stmaryscreativespace.co.uk

Event Bookings


If you wish to hold an event at St Marys please email
New bookings@stmaryscreativespace.co.uk

Information Leaflet

Information Leaflet St. Mary's Church on the Hill

Youtube

Goldust Productions


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Burlesque 3

Bec Fairs


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Becnick's 2nd Creative Community Fair
Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 12noon-8pm
St. Mary's Centre St Mary's Hill Chester
Becnick's 2nd Creative Community Fair 1
Becnick's 2nd Creative Community Fair 2

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Business in the Area

Back-Doctor

Back-Doctor

Back Doctor Chiropractor
The Old Rectory
St Mary's Hill
Chester
CH1 2DW
01244 637 535
www.back-doctor.co.uk
enquiries@back-doctor.co.uk

Back-Doctor is a top Chester Chiropractic Clinic. Mr Stephen Massey is a registered chiropractor. He has helped thousands to become free from back pain, neck pain and headaches with his unique treatment which combines osteopath and physiotherapy techniques.
His treatment will help you to move effortlessly. When your body is moving as it should, many long term problems start to heal of their own accord. As you return to good health, you will be encouraged to exercise and to adjust your posture with your own personal home exercise programme

External Links

Film in Chester

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Mary-on-the-Hill,_Chester

Ringing in Chester, by Phil Burton

Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/HOD000231E

http://www.parascience.org.uk/articles/chester.htm

http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/27501/Chester/St_Marys_Centre.html

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