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Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182966
OS Grid Reference: SD6221043323
OS Grid Coordinates: 362210, 443323
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8847, -2.5764
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4/79 Church of St. Bartholomew
Church, early C16th with earlier remains, restored 1872. Sandstone
rubble now unsympathetically pointed, with stone slate roof. Comprises
a west tower, nave, lower chancel, north aisle under a pitched roof,
south aisle and south porch. The 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses
and an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. The west doorway has
moulded jambs and 2-centred head. Above is the window of 3 trefoiled lights
with panel tracery and hood mould. The belfry openings are each of
2 cusped lights. The north and south aisle windows are restored, with
straight heads and cusped lights. The south porch was rebuilt in 1872
and has an outer doorway with 4-centred head. A chamfered priest's door
to the chancel has a 4-centred head. The dormer on the south side of the
nave was rebuilt in 1873 and has a 5-light mullioned window and a timber
gable. The east window has an elliptical head and 5 cusped lights with
Interior. The nave and chancel are undivided. The north and south
arcades have 3 bays each to the nave and 2 to the chancel. Both have
octagonal piers and arches of 2 chamfered orders, but those to the north
are lower and more pointed. Some of the capitals to the north are carved.
The west respond has 2 women's faces with headgear said to be C14th (Pevsner).
The 1st pier from the west has various devices carved on its capital,
including y-tracery on its side and a quatrefoil. The 2nd pier has 5
grotesque faces on its west side, including one of an animal. In the
south wall of the chancel is a C13th piscina with trefoiled head, edge-roll
moulding and nail-head ornament, now lacking its bowl. The nave, chancel
and north aisle roofs are all C19th with arch-braced collars and short king
posts. The south aisle roof is possibly C16th with moulded purlins,
principal rafters and wall plate. The front, at the west end of the south
aisle, is said to be of 1520 (church guide). It is of sandstone and octagonal,
with a shield on each of the sides of the bowl, one with 'IB' for Bradley
of Bradley Hall, and some of the others with instruments of the Passion.
On the base are inverted letters said to stand for Ave Maria Gratia Dominus
Listing NGR: SD6221043323
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Source: English Heritage
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