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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183812
OS Grid Reference: SD7487828617
OS Grid Coordinates: 374878, 428617
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7533, -2.3825
ACCRINGTON EMPRESS STREET
SD 72 NW
4/15 Church of St. Andrew
Church, 1912-13, by Grimshaw and Cunliffe. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar dressings, banded slate roof. Aisled nave as one vessel,
([he roof swept out over the aisles), gabled double transepts
embraced by nave roof, chancel flanked by side chapel and vestry,
south east tower; in Arts and Crafts Perpendicular style. South end
has large traceried window crossed by a panel of blind arcading, stepped
bands in the gable above; left of the 1st bay is a Tudor-style porch
with exaggerated chequered parapet, right of it is tower which
Tudor-arched doorway on east side, chequered 1st floor band, diagonal
buttresses, coupled 2-light belfry openings, and simplified battlements.
Aisles have 3 large segmental headed windows, transepts have tall
arched windows, both with idiosyncratic perpendicular tracery.
Interior of pink sandstone, has 5-bay aisle arcades on slim octagonal
columns, transverse arches to transepts; carved wooden screen to side
chapel set in elegant arcade with panelled spandrels. Wagon roof to
nave, king-post roof to chancel.
Listing NGR: SD7487828617
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Source: English Heritage
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