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Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph, Brindle

Description: Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184287

OS Grid Reference: SD6017526484
OS Grid Coordinates: 360175, 426484
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7332, -2.6052

Location: Brindle, Lancashire PR5 0DE

Locality: Brindle
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR5 0DE

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Listing Text

SD 62 NW
2/36 Roman Catholic Church of
St. Joseph (Formerly listed as
17.4.62 RC Chapel of St Joseph)

Roman Catholic church, dated 1786 on north gable, enlarged 1832, 1889 and
1896. Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins, slate roof. Six bays on
north-south axis, with east transept to south end. Simple classical style,
with plinth, sill band, moulded eaves cornice, round-headed windows;
pedimented north gable has round-headed doorway with rusticated voussoirs, a
Venetian window above with consoles to the sill, blind rectangular windows
flanking this, and in the pediment a quatrefoil panel lettered.

Behold O Lord our
I will come into THY House I will
worship towards THY Holy Temple
in Thy FEAR

Side walls have tall round-headed windows with Gibbs surrounds; west side has
rusticated quoins to end of 5th bay, a lean-to extension to the added bay
beyond; east side has in corresponding position a short transept with
semi-circular apsidal south end; south gable has blind oeil-de-boeuf in the
apex, and below this level a lower addition (sanctuary) linked to presbytery
(q.v.). Interior: added south bay in Baroque style, with large Corinthian
demi-columns of polished stone on pedestals, blind arcades with large
paintings in the side bays and an elliptical sanctuary arch in the centre
framing a large Baroque-style tripartitie reredos (of 1889); carved pulpit
with sounding board in similar style. Reference: George Birtill In the
Footsteps of the Faithful: a history of St. Joseph's, Brindle 1677-1977 (1977)

Listing NGR: SD6017526484

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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