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Description: Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)
Date Listed: 20 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183657
OS Grid Reference: SD3190240578
OS Grid Coordinates: 331902, 440578
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8569, -3.0368
SD 34 SW BLACKPOOL ALL HALLOWS ROAD, BISPHAM
1/1 Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)
Church, 1883, by John Lowe of Manchester: third building on the site of
the original church of the parish of Bispham, until 1821 the only church
in Blackpool; incorporates fragments of early C12th masonry. Stone with
slate roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, in minimally Early English style.
Tower with angle-buttresses, squinch-set stair turret on north side, 3
belfry louvres on east side parapet and pinnacles. Nave of 5 bays,
buttressed, a gabled porch to the west bay, and one pair of single-light
cusped windows in each of the other bays. Chancel with transepts, the
northern one very short; each has 2 pairs of similar windows, and a round
trefoil window in the gable. Triple light east window. South doorway is
1883 restoration of Norman original, incorporating fragments of original
masonry: principally, 2 pairs of scalloped capitals on each side, and an
uncertain number of chevron-patterned voussoirs in the outer band; middle
band of raised chevrons with carved signs of the zodiac is Victorian
interpretation of signs said to have been found carved upon originals
when whitewash was removed (VCH Vol. 7 p. 244). Interior: king-post
roof on arched braces rising from wall posts supported by stone corbels;
ground floor of tower wall incorporates an ancient piscina hewn from a
square block, a round arch with hollowed spandrels above it; north transept
has painted wooden Commandment Table on west wall.
Listing NGR: SD3190240578
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Source: English Heritage
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