Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Social

Original Use


In Use As



1945 - 1950


308270, 235385

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Detached gable-fronted church, c. 1948, built on a rectangular plan. Eight bays to nave with entrance porch to south and flanking side projections. Vestry to north end and small bell tower to north east. Pitched slate roof with Celtic cross at the apex of each gable. Leaded rectangular windows with four pairs of opposing stained glass windows to north end set in roughcast rendered walls with projecting base course and buttresses. Pointed leaded window to gable end and window with cross in relief to porch. Simple timber barrel-vaulted interior with timber fittings. Granite walls and gate posts to street front.


St Philomena's Church is of a simple, austere design on a traditional plan. The large window on the south gable is particularly striking and this is the main focal point of the church from the approach. In contrast, the interior is warm and colourful. This effect achieved by the panelled wooden interior and large stained glass windows. The church is a good example of post-war modern design being incorporated into ecclesiastical building.