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Church of the Good Shepherd, Tatham

Description: Church of the Good Shepherd

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 182609

OS Grid Reference: SD6540465374
OS Grid Coordinates: 365404, 465374
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0831, -2.5303

Location: Tatham, Lancashire LA2 8PU

Locality: Tatham
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 8PU

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Listing Text


3/73 Church of the Good Shepherd
- II

Church, 1888 by Paley and Austin. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roofs.
Comprises a nave and chancel, with central tower, and lean-to vestry on
north side of tower. Nave has chamfered mullioned windows with round heads
to lights. On the north side are 2 of two lights. On the south side is one
of 3 lights. At the east end of the south wall is a gabled porch. The west
window is of 2 round-headed lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular
tracery. The tower is buttressed on the north and south sides. On the
south side it has a window of 2 round-headed lights under a pointed head
with Perpendicular tracery. The bell openings are each of one trefoiled
light under a flat head with hood and have stone louvres. The pyramid roof
is set back behind a parapet with coping. On the south side the chancel
has 2 hollow-chamfered windows with round-headed lights under flat heads
with hoods. The right-hand one is of one light. The left-hand one is of 2
lights and appears to be partly C16th and re-used from an earlier chapel
on the site. The east window is of 4 lights with Perpendicular tracery and
pointed head. Inside, the nave has 5 trusses with arch-braced collars and
king posts. The central truss also has a tie beam. To each side of the
tower are pointed arches chamfered in 2 orders. The pews are of pitch
pine, the pulpit and front choir stalls also having turned baluster
decoration. The communion rails have turned balusters and appear to be
C18th and re-used. The east and west windows contain early C20th glass. In
the vestry are re-set C18th wall tablets and a small octagonal stone font
with C17th font cover.

Listing NGR: SD6540465374

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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