Commissioned in 1861 and dedicated in 1864, the church was built in Late Thirteenth Century style, from small brown stones with a tile roof. It was built by John Gallimore of Newcastle under Lyme, and the Clerk of Works was John Saville. Other craftsmen included the carver William Farmer of London and Skidmore who made the chapel screen. The final account totalled £5,913. Goodhart Rendle said of the building, ‘Taking things all round, I like this best of any Scott church I have seen … Everything seems to me a triumph of the academic type of good Gothic design…’