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Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, Croston

Description: Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184328

OS Grid Reference: SD4926318051
OS Grid Coordinates: 349263, 418051
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6565, -2.7692

Location: 47 Grape Lane, Croston PR26 9HB

Locality: Croston
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR26 9HB

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Listing Text

SD 41 NE
8/76 Roman Catholic Church of the
- Holy Cross
- II

Roman Catholic church (or family chapel), 1857, by Edward Welby Pugin, for the de
Trafford family of the former Croston Hall. Rock-faced sandstone,
steeply-pitched roof of slates in decorative bands of fishscaling with
cockscomb ridge. Very small building, consisting of nave and chancel, with
offices on north side. In eclectic Gothic style. Short 3-bay buttressed
nave, buttressed gabled porch at west end with pointed arched outer doorway
which has 2 orders of moulding, the inner rising from shafts with foliated
caps, hoodmould with carved stops, a small lozenge above, dressed coping
with carved apex, and small cusped side windows; to the right two 3-light
traceried Perpendicular windows with pointed heads and hoodmoulds.
Slightly lower chancel has diagonal buttresses, sill bands, and 2 windows
shaped like those in the nave but of 2 trefoiled lights with trefoils in
the heads; and a 2-centred arched east window of 3 lights with tracery and
a multifoil in the head, and a hoodmould with carved stops. West gable has
2 similarly-shaped 2-light windows, a rose above, and a 3-stage gable
bellcote surmounted by a decorated iron cross. East gables of nave and
chancel have stone copings like that on the porch, with carved stone
crosses on the apex. Interior: panelled wagon roofs with stencilled
decoration; chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds, foliated capitals, 2
orders of moulding and hoodmould with foliated stops; to right of this arch
a carved niche with a statue; on north side of nave triple arched doors (to
confessionals); in chancel, a carved arcade screen to the sacristy, and a
carved stone reredos; surround to east window copying the chancel arch on a
smaller scale.

Listing NGR: SD4926318051

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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