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Church of St Augustine (Of Hippo), Accrington

Description: Church of St Augustine (Of Hippo)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183803

OS Grid Reference: SD7716030001
OS Grid Coordinates: 377160, 430001
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7659, -2.3480

Location: Oakhurst Avenue, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6HN

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 6HN

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
5/7 Church of St. Augustine (of Hippo)
- II

Church, 1908-9, by Cunliffe of Grimshaw and Cunliffe. Snecked sandstone,
banded slate roof. Nave, chancel with transepts (organ house and Lady
Chapel), north-west tower and single-storey baptistry at west end. In Arts
and Crafts Perpendicular style. Three-stage tower has a weathered 1st stage
which is the porch, with moulded arched doorway on north side (door has
Viking-style decorative ironwork), and window with mouchette tracery on west
side, the dripmould over these carried across the baptistry, where it steps
over windows of 2, 3 and 2 lights. Upper stages of tower have diagonal
buttresses, 2-tier lancets, 5-light belfry louvres and pyramidal roof.
Buttressed 3-bay nave has steeply-pitched roof swept over low side wall
containing six 3-light windows alternately stepped and flat-headed, a
dripmould stepping over them. South transept has a wheel window, chancel
has 4-light east window with Perpendicular tracery in the head; other
windows at east end cusped, some coupled. Low vestry attached to north
transept. Interior: ashlar; nave has 5 elaborately-braced trusses to
roof with flat ceiling in the centre, and at west end a 2-bay arcade to
baptistry; at east end Tudor-arched openings flank a wide moulded arch to
the chancel, which has an arch-braced roof with flat ceiling in centre, a
wide Tudor-arched and moulded opening to the organ chamber, and a 2-bay
arcade to the Lady Chapel (this has a 2-tier arch-braced roof truss).

Listing NGR: SD7716030001

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Source: English Heritage

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