One of my favourite places
Once upon a time in a small market town in Staffordshire, England, an amazing church was built by a not so famous architect. The same man also designed the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. St Giles RC church, because of its beauty and spectacular gothic architecture, became known as Pugin's Gem and has featured on both the BBC and Channel 4 in recent years.
That man was Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, and he is now regarded as being responsible for the revival of Gothic architecture in the UK in the nineteenth century. In a recent BBC documentary, his influence on architecture was likened to that of Darwins influence on science.
The church itself is open to visitors most days and really should not be missed. Put a coin in the slot, sit back and be amazed as the church is revealed in all its splendour. You will not be disappointed. To appreciate the church in full obtain an audio guide first from the Pugin Centre and allow it to guide you around the features of the church.
To find out more about Cheadle and how to get there why not visit the Cheadle,Staffordshire website Cheadle Staffordshire