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Church of the Sacred Heart, Blackpool

Description: Church of the Sacred Heart

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183680

OS Grid Reference: SD3072636433
OS Grid Coordinates: 330726, 436433
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8195, -3.0537

Location: 23 A586, Blackpool FY1 1QU

Locality: Blackpool
County: Blackpool
Country: England
Postcode: FY1 1QU

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


2/23 Church of the Sacred Heart


The entry shall be amended to read:


44-/1/23 Church of the Sacred Heart




2/23 Church of the Sacred Heart


1857, by Edward Welby Pugin, enlarged 1894 by Pugin and Pugin. Decorated Gothic.
Stone, with slate roofs. West tower of 4 stages, angled buttresses and
battlemented coping with tall corner pinnacles. Nave of 4 bays, with
buttressed aisles, and nave transepts; octagonal crossing also with
transepts, and octagonal lantern to the crossing. Aisle windows of 3
lights. Nave transepts have 4-light window with geometrical tracery,
octagon transepts have large 6-light window with reticulated tracery and
a 3-light gable eye with archivolt. Octagonal crossing has pyramidal
roof bearing a distinctive octagonal wooden lantern with a pair of
traceried windows in each side, and a pyramidal copper roof with gablets
on alternate sides. Interior: nave arcade of moulded lancet arches on
clustered marble columns. The unusual crossing is formed by an octagonal
arcade of moulded arches on shafted piers; lantern above is carried on two
tiers of hammerbeams in the angles, the upper tier supporting an unglazed
prolongation of the wooden lantern above. Chancel has arched ceiling
with painted and carved panels and large skylights, and a coved cornice
with carvings of angels; chancel window of 5 lights with flowing tracery;
elaborate carved reredos. A lady chapel in the salient each side of the
chancel. Octagonal pulpit of elaborately carved white marble on a pedestal
of short columns, alternately black and red.

Listing NGR: SD3072636433

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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