Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Social

Original Use



1825 - 1830


188870, 147919

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Detached west-facing gable-fronted cruciform-plan Catholic church, built 1826, with three-bay nave, two-bay transepts with porches to west elevations, single-bay chancel. Now disused. Pitched slate roof with decorative cast-iron ridge crestings, having smooth rendered eaves course, cut stone bell-cote to gable-front and cut stone cross finials to gables. Ruled-and-lined rendered walls, painted to front façade and porch elevations. Dressed limestone stepped diagonal buttresses to corners of gable-front. Carved limestone wall plaque and stoup to gable-front and font, latter having painted rendered hood-moulding. Pointed-arch window openings, all boarded up and some having stained glass and window to gable-front having painted render hood-moulding. All windows have cut limestone and painted stone sills. Carved stone tracery, comprising pointed trefoil-headed and ogee-arch lancets surmounted by quatrefoil, to windows in transept gables and gable-front, visible from interior. Four-centred-arch main door opening, having painted rendered hood-moulding and square-headed timber battened door, with timber over-door. Square-headed timber battened doors to porches and to north elevation of nave. Barrel-vaulted ceilings to interior. Sculpted marble reredos with ogee-detail decorative painted wall and flanked by carved timber ogee arches. Decorative painted detailing to internal window reveals on façade and transept gable ends. Graveyard and rubble limestone grotto to site. Rubble limestone boundary walls with cast-iron gate piers and double-leaf gates, and dressed limestone plinths with cast-iron railings.


Though now derelict, this church building retains many attractive features and materials including roof mounted cut limestone crosses and bell-cote, ornate carved tracery to windows (currently hidden by temporary boarding) and particularly fine interior detailing including a sculpted marble reredos and decorative painted panels. Recessed from the road behind attractive ornate gates and railings, this church and its curtilage of graveyard and grotto, form an interesting group of religious structures set on a pleasantly-matured and quiet landscaped site.