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Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183243
OS Grid Reference: SD7691256083
OS Grid Coordinates: 376912, 456083
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0003, -2.3537
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GISBURN FOREST TOSSIDE
SD 75 NE
2/71 Church of St. Bartholomew
Parish church, formerly Houghton Chapel. Mid-to-late C18th, restored
1873. Squared watershot sandstone with stone slate roof. Comprises a
nave and chancel under a continuous roof and a south porch. The
south wall has projecting quoins and has 3 bays to the right of the porch
and one to the left. The windows have projecting plain stone surrounds
with semi-circular heads. The porch is gabled with a coping and
cross finial and with clasping pilasters. The outer and inner doors
have plain stone surrounds with semi-circular heads, projecting imposts,
and projecting stepped keystones. The church gables have copings,
the eastern one having a cross finial, the western one having an open
stone bellcote, probably of 1873, of square section broached to a small
stone spire with cross. The north wall is of 2 bays having windows with
plain stone surrounds and semi-circular heads. The east wall has a
Venetian window with plain stone surround and square mullions. Inside
are 4 boxed kingpost trusses. The octagonal sandstone font is inscribed
'...(K)NOW THAT ALL CHILDREN BAPTISED HEARE GOD GAVE THEM GOOD LIVES TO
LEAD THE ETERNAL GOD TO FEARE. 1619 RF'.
Listing NGR: SD7691256083
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Source: English Heritage
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