Survey Data

Reg No

32320003


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

166180, 305095


Date Recorded

24/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Detached limestone Catholic church, built c. 1840. Central nave with bellcote to south gable, east and west six-bay aisles, gabled porch c. 1980 to south end, lean-to porch to north end of east aisle leading to gabled sacristy. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, ashlar copings to verges, gabled ashlar bellcote with pointed-arch opening containing bell, moulded cast-iron gutters to nave, profiled extruded aluminium gutters to aisles. Squared-and-snecked rubble walling, splay-capped buttresses to aisles. Lancet windows to aisles and south elevation, splayed ashlar surrounds, flush sills, stained glass leaded-lights. Quatrefoil window openings and oculus window opening to chancel north elevation, ashlar surrounds, stained glass leaded-lights. Triangular-headed window openings to porch, concrete surrounds, masonry sills, stained glass leaded-lights. Triangular-headed east and west door openings to porch, concrete surrounds, varnished vertically-sheeted double doors. Interior with splayed ceiling, pointed arches to aisles and chancel with panelled soffits. Set in bitmac carpark, road to south, various upright grave markers to west, approached by driveway between two two-storey properties.

Appraisal

This aisled church is framed between two buildings in the centre of the village. Its masonry construction is worthy of note as are the stained glass windows particularly the north chancel wall which contains a riot of shapes. Its appearance is enlivened by the bellcote.