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Church of St Andrew, Accrington

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
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

Location: 2 Swiss Street, Great Harwood, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1SQ

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

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Listing Text

SD 72 NW
4/15 Church of St. Andrew
- II

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

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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