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Church of St James, Briercliffe

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184011

OS Grid Reference: SD8674034951
OS Grid Coordinates: 386740, 434951
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8107, -2.2028

Location: Harrison Street, Briercliffe, Lancashire BB10 2HU

Locality: Briercliffe
Local Authority: Burnley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB10 2HU

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Listing Text


3/5 Church of St. James
- II

Church. 1840, probably by Edmund Sharpe. Squared sandstone, stone slate
roof. Nave with short chancel, west steeple. Early English style.
Three-span roof (belying single vessel interior); pilaster buttresses
making 5 bays on south side, 4 on north side, the westernmost with small
lancets at upper level (lighting the staircases), the others all with tall
coupled lancets; east end has stepped triple lancet to chancel, single
lancet each side (north side terminated at 4th bay). At west end 2-stage
tower is partly embraced by pseudo-aisles (which are gabled), has 2-centred
arched west door, 2 lancets above, gables on each side, octagonal drum and
belfry with a lancet in each side, and short octagonal spire.
Interior: except for porch incorporated in tower and staircases each side,
and chancel and organ house at east end, a single vessel with flat ceiling
supported by very slim iron columns rising through (panelled) galleries on
3 sides; galleries approached by 1/4-turn staircases with stick balusters
and ramped handrails; chamfered 2-centred chancel arch and matching arch to
organ house on south side; brass double candelabra attached to frieze of
gallery; pitch pine pews at ground floor, box pews in gallery. Unusually
unaltered example of early C19 church.

Listing NGR: SD8674034951

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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