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.

About this church

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.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

Other nearby churches


All Saints

This pretty church church stands on a hill overlooking idyllic countryside.


St Peter

St Peter’s is an outstanding Georgian town church in the centre of Congleton.

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