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Christ Church, Medlar-with-Wesham

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 183611

OS Grid Reference: SD4176233024
OS Grid Coordinates: 341762, 433024
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7903, -2.8855

Location: Church Road, Wesham, Lancashire PR4 3DX

Locality: Medlar-with-Wesham
Local Authority: Fylde Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR4 3DX

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Listing Text

SD 43 SW
9/41 Christ Church
- II

Church, 1893-4, by Paley and Austin, with chancel and steeple 1927. Red brick
with pink sandstone dressings, red tiled roof, green slate cladding to spire.
Nave with low aisles, chancel under same roof, south-west steeple and attached
porch. Decorated style. West gable to road has angle-buttresses, very large
2-centred arched window of 5 full-height lights, parapet with returned end
stepped down to nave on north side; 6-bay nave has chamfered sill-band and 2
sandstone bands run into the window surrounds, large 2-centred arched 3-light
windows with mouchette tracery in the heads, and moulded surrounds and
hoodmoulds of glazed light red brick; low aisles each have two small 2-light
windows with rounded lights; short mono-pitch roofed transeptal chapels at
east end of nave. Continuation of chancel (1927) in matching style and
materials has only an east window: very large, 2-centred arched, 7 lights with
mouchette tracery in the head. Square brick 3-stage tower with 2-light belfry
louvres is finished with sandstone parapet stepped up at the corners, and
carries a small octagonal spire; gabled porch attached on south side of tower
has moulded stone doorway, and a stone parapet. Interior: unusual arcade of
stone piers alternately lacking capitals, the stone continued above the
springing of moulded semi-circular arches in brick; very wide chancel arch
designed in the same fashion, but with the inner moulding rising from a
corbelled stone shaft; wagon,roof carried on shallow trusses of raised
tie-beams with struts and false kingposts.

Listing NGR: SD4176233024

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Source: English Heritage

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