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Description: Church of St James
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 183804
OS Grid Reference: SD7600828465
OS Grid Coordinates: 376008, 428465
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7520, -2.3653
In the entry for ACCRINGTON CANNON STREET
7/8 Church of St James
The item shall be amended to read ACCRINGTON ST JAMES STREET
Church of St James
ACCRINGTON CANNON STREET
SD 72 NE
7/8 Church of St. James
22. 8. 1966
Church, 1763 enlarged and altered at various dates in early C19. Coursed
sandstone with sandstone dressings, slate roof. Nave (enlarged by
rebuilding of north wall in 1804 and extension of east end in 1828), west
tower of 1804. Simple rectangular plan with attached tower embraced by
additions of 1818 and 1855. Short 4-stage embattled tower has rusticated
quoins, a round-headed west door, a round-headed first floor window with
Y-tracery, louvred belfry openings of similar design. Two-storey nave
with round-arched 3-light windows with transom at impost level and Y
tracery separated by the middle light. At east end of south wall
(extension of 1828) is doorway with pedimented architrave dated "1763",
at west end is the modern entrance. East window now has Gothic tracery,
West end has 2 lettered panels:
"G. GARBETT MA INCUMBENT
JOHN PRIESTLEY ) WARDEWS
CHRIS. ROYSTON )
J. BRIDGE, SEXTON"
"THIS ENLARGEMENT OF
ST. JAMES' CHURCH
WAS MADE BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
Interior: galleries on 3 sides supported by slim iron columns; unusual
deep ceiling trusses give the appearance of Gothic space frames; various
wall tablets, principally to members of the Peel and Hargreaves families.
History: was chapel of ease to Altham Parish Church until 1870.
Listing NGR: SD7600828465
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Source: English Heritage
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