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Description: Church of St Ambrose
Date Listed: 20 February 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183271
OS Grid Reference: SD7622745624
OS Grid Coordinates: 376227, 445624
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9062, -2.3633
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GRINDLETON SAWLEY ROADS
SD 74 NE
7/99 Church of St. Ambrose
Church, 1805, enlarged 1890s to designs by Paley and Austin which
included a steeple and porch which were never executed (church guide).
Squared sandstone with slate roof. Comprises a west tower and nave of
1805, a later chancel under a continuous roof, a north aisle with
pitched roof, and a south porch partly of timber. The slim west
tower has a blank ground floor, a sill band to a lunette west window
with plain stone surround, and bell openings which are also lunettes
with a continuous sill band. Crude battlements are formed by blocks
of stone, with corner pinnacles. The south nave wall is of 3 bays. The
windows have plain stone surrounds with a central square mullion branching
into a Y under a semi-circular head with impost blocks and an impost
band. The door, between bays one and 2, has a plain stone surround under
a later C19th timbered porch. The chancel, beyond a buttress with offsets,
has one bay towards the south. The window is of 3 lights with a pointed
head. The E. window is of 4 lights with pointed head, with segmental
heads to the lights and with tracery. The north aisle windows have flat
heads and 2 lights each with segmental heads. The west nave window is
of 2 lights with reticulated tracery under a flat head. The interior
has a 5-bay timber arcade of rectangular chamfered posts braced to an
arcade plate. The roof timbers are exposed, the nave having main
trusses with a tie beam, a king post rising up to an arch-braced collar,
and short queen struts; intermediate trusses have arch-braced collars
only. The chancel has double sedilia and a piscina. The east window
has late C19th glass figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Simple
rood with the beam formed of one of the ties.
Listing NGR: SD7622745624
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Source: English Heritage
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