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Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Hubert, and Attached Presbytery, Great Harwood

Description: Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Hubert, and Attached Presbytery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183880

OS Grid Reference: SD7369932177
OS Grid Coordinates: 373699, 432177
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7852, -2.4006

Location: St Cecilia Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB6 7EN

Locality: Great Harwood
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB6 7EN

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Listing Text


2/77 Roman Catholic Church
of St Hubert and Our Lady,
and attached presbytery

The item shall be amended to read GREAT HARWOOD ST HUBERT'S STREET

Roman Catholic Church of
Our Lady and St Hubert ,
and attached presbytery


SD 73 SW

2/77 Roman Catholic Church of St. Hubert
- and Our Lady, and attached presbytery


Church, 1857-9, by Edward Welby Pugin. Rock-faced sandstone in irregular courses, with ashlar dressings, steeply-pitched slate roof with fishscale bands.
Nave (on north-south axis), west steeple, transeptal aisles, 3-sided
apsidal chancel with Lady Chapel. In "Middle Pointed" Gothic style. Most
openings have hoodmoulds with figured stops. Three-stage tower with splay-
footed spire in centre of west side has angle buttresses, a shallow
3-sided stair turret on its south side, a moulded arched doorway on west
side, and above this a niche, containing a statue of Our Lady, which has
a crocketed gablet; the 2-light belfry openings have trefoils in place of
louvres, and above there is a cornice with ball flower ornament, and
gripping beasts at the corners. The splay of the spire has crocketed
gablets on all sides; those at the corners form canopies for figures, the
remainder lucarnes. Aisles (2 bays, with gables), and nave (2 bays to
west side, 3 to east) have buttresses and large 5-light windows, the former
with elongated trefoil tracery, the latter with cinquefoil tracery.
South gable has a larger 5-light window with similar tracery, an arched
doorway below it; apse has gablets to all sides; Lady Chapel has a
3-light window. Interior: the arch-braced roof, rising from colonnettes,
has scissor-bracing at the apex; the pulpit attached to the left side of
the chancel arch is approached by an arched tunnel through the pier from
the chancel; and there is a projecting gallery at the south end; but the
principal feature of interest is an almost complete set of stained glass
windows by Hardman. These include: Genesis in the south window; various
saints in the transepts; St. Hubert, Christ in Majesty, and Our Lady in
the chancel; and foliated patterns in the nave. Presbytery attached at
north west corner is simpler but compatible in style, with various gables,
tall chimneys, etc. History: church was built at the expense (£6,000)
of James Lomax of Clayton Hall and Allsprings (q.v.), principal landowner
in Great Harwood.

Listing NGR: SD7369932177

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Source: English Heritage

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