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Baptist Church, Accrington

Description: Baptist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183806

OS Grid Reference: SD7588328515
OS Grid Coordinates: 375883, 428515
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7524, -2.3672

Location: Cannon Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1NJ

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 1NJ

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
7/10 Baptist Church
- II

Church, 1873. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings, slate roof.
Aisled nave with transepts, 3-sided apse, south-east tower with spire.
Early English style; some windows lancets, others 2-centred with tracery,
quatrefoils etc. Entrance in south gable to road has gableted doorway
with moulded arch of 3 orders including marble shafts with foliated
sandstone capitals; above this a large traceried window of 5 cusped lights
with quatrefoils and cinquefoils in the head; left of gable is a narrow
turret topped by an octagonal arcaded lantern with a spirelet; right is
tall square 4-stage tower which has ashlar bands, arched doorway with 4
orders of moulding, a cinquefoil in each side, 2 very narrow lancets,
tall belfry with coupled lancets, pierced parapet with shafted octagonal
pinnacles, and octagonal spire with lucarnes. Four bay nave has triple
windows, aisles have 2-light windows with cinquefoil tracery. Large
transepts with lancets. Various offices at north end. Interior altered.
(History: see R.J.V. Wylie The Baptist Churches of Accrington and District

Listing NGR: SD7588328515

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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