Description: Church of St. Wilfrid
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 181842
OS Grid Reference: SD4989664722
OS Grid Coordinates: 349896, 464722
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0760, -2.7672
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SD 49 64 NE HALTON-WITH-AUGHTON CHURCH BROW
16/78 Church of St. Wilfrid
4. 10. 1967
Church. 1876-7 by Paley and Austin with surviving west tower said to be
1597 (Pevsner). Sandstone rubble with applied timber framing to the upper
storey of the porch and red tile roof. Comprises a nave, with a north aisle
under a pitched roof, and a lower chancel. Window tracery of several
descriptions, mostly curvilinear. 3-stage tower, battlemented with finials.
All tower windows and openings have hood moulds and 4-centred heads to the
lights. Each face has a 2-light bell opening. The south wall has a one-
light window on the 1st and 2nd floors. The west wall has a C19th doorway
with a 2-light window above and a one-light window above that. The north wall
has a stair turret. Interior. 4 bays to nave and aisles, 2 to chancel, with
an organ in the north chancel aisle. The roof is open, the nave having collars
and soulaces to the rafters, and 2 king post trusses with moulded ties, heavy
collars, and braces. Woodwork in keeping, including pulpit, baptistry screen
and font cover. Painted arms of George III from Georgian church. Fragments
of crosses under the tower (q.v. cross in churchyard). 2 fragments of medieval
grave covers and 2 fragments of pillar capitals with spiral design built into
the wall of the porch. Good-quality glass of various saints, c.1880, in the
south nave windows, with the story of Christ's life in the east window.
Listing NGR: SD4989664722
Source: English Heritage
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