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Christ Church, Carnforth

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 181831

OS Grid Reference: SD4989870507
OS Grid Coordinates: 349898, 470507
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1280, -2.7682

Location: Lancaster Road, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9DA

Locality: Carnforth
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA5 9DA

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Listing Text


3/65 Christ Church


Church, 1875, by Brade and Smales (Pevsner) with north aisle of 1900 and
tower at west end of south nave wall of 1908 by W. Gilbee Scott
(foundation stone). Snecked sandstone rubble with slate roof. Church has
transepts, a low south aisle and a north aisle under a pitched roof.
East and west windows of geometrical tracery. West wall of north aisle has
a rose window with flowing tracery. Tower of 3 stages with angle buttresses,
with the main doorway in its west wall. The doorway is double-chamfered
with a 2-centred head, a castellated lintel over the door and a tympanum
with tracery decoration. Above is a clock, with 2-light bell openings on
each wall with foiled tracery. Tower has pyramidal slate roof behind a
battlemented parapet with corner gargoyles. Interior. Northern arcade
of 5 bays with round piers. Southern arcade of 2 bays with round piers
and heavily foliated capitals. Chancel arch has similar capitals. Chancel
has glazed and encaustic tiles, a painted timber roof and a timber south
clearstorey window. The nave has an open timber roof with arch-braced collars and
king posts.

Listing NGR: SD4989870507

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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