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Parish Church of St James, Brindle

Description: Parish Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184305

OS Grid Reference: SD5991924280
OS Grid Coordinates: 359919, 424280
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7134, -2.6087

Location: Sandy Lane, Brindle, Lancashire PR6 8NH

Locality: Brindle
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR6 8NH

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Listing Text

SD 52 SE
5/54 Parish Church of St. James
17.4.67 (Formerly listed as Church of
GV St James)

Church. Late medieval tower and north chapel, nave of 1817, with chancel
1869-70. Sandstone with nave of dressed gritstone, slate roofs.
Perpendicular 4-stage west tower with chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses
and south-east stair-turret, has low Tudor-arched west doorway with hollowed
surround, above this a restored 3-light window under a hoodmould with shield
stops, a clock face, and 2-light louvred belfry windows with Perpendicular
tracery and hoodmoulds; on north and south sides chamfered looplights, and
gargoyles below a dripcourse carried round the whole; embattled parapet with
crocketed corner pinnacles. Short and broad nave (extending to north of
tower), of 4 bays, has gabled porch to 1st bay on south side, large 3-light
arched windows with transoms and intersecting tracery. Two-bay chancel has
square-headed 2-light windows and large 5-light east window with Perpendicular
tracery. Chapel to north of this, raised and restored, has Tudor-arched
3-light window with hollow-moulded reveal and cusped lights, and a blank arch
above, and on the north side a square-headed window with 3 similar cusped
lights and hollow spandrels (C19 vestry covers most of this wall). Set
against the east wall of this chapel are 3 medieval gravestones with incised
crosses. Interior: wide auditorium formed by incorporation of former aisle in
early C19, formerly galleried; at east end large but unequal 2-centred arches
to chapel and chancel, with 2 orders of moulding, semi-octagonal responds; 3
large queen-post roof trusses with arch bracing to collars and much ornamental
openwork; brass chandelier of 1792 (Pevsner) with 2 tiers of arms; small stone
tub font; over south door a shouldered panel painted with arms of George III;
and on tower wall two C18 shouldered panels listing benefactions to the poor
and the school.

Listing NGR: SD5991924280

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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