Survey Data

Reg No

30817008


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Architectural Social


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1965 - 1975


Coordinates

214122, 299659


Date Recorded

26/06/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached octagonal-plan Roman Catholic church, built 1970, with two projecting entrance porches. Single-storey extension to south linking church to parochial house. Pyramidal copper roof with central lantern surmounted by copper cross finial. Walls of brick with stained glass ribbon clerestorey fenestration to all sides and vertical windows at corners of walls. Date plaque to front wall. Timber battened double doors with stone lintels. Freestanding cast-iron frame with bell situated on eastern side.

Appraisal

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is of good architectural design. The unusual octagonal shape is interesting and contributes to the locality. The variety of materials is of technical interest and the stained glass windows add artistic significance to the structure. Set within its own grounds, the church occupies a pleasant site in the town.