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Description: Church of St Cuthbert
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184677
OS Grid Reference: SD6853723302
OS Grid Coordinates: 368537, 423302
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7052, -2.4781
SD 62 SE DARWEN BLACKBURN ROAD
4/6 Church of St. Cuthbert
Church, 1878, by Paley and Austin, completed 1907-8. Yellow sandstone
with pink bands, slate roof. West tower, aisled nave, chancel with
north vestry and south chapel: in eclectic Gothic style. Rectangular
3-stage tower with saddle-back roof which has clockfaces in gables and
sides; otherwise, an arched west door (1907 foundation stone to left of
it), large coupled west windows with transoms and traceried heads, triple
belfry openings also with transoms (glazed below, louvred above): polygonal
stair turret in angle with north aisle. High nave (west bay added 1907)
has 6 tall cinquefoil-headed windows, chancel has traceried 2-light
windows at same level; low aisles have square windows with reticulated
tracery: north aisle has gabled porch with statue niche in gable, and side
entrance, south aisle has gabled porch at west end and a cross-gable in
the next bay (1878 porch?): chapel has transomed 4-light window, vestry has
2-span roof and windows with Y-tracery: east window of chancel 5-lights
with reticulated tracery.
Interior: 4-bay nave arcade chamfered in 3 orders, carried by octagonal
columns and responds with moulded caps, except in 1st bay where columns
are multifoil with circular caps; very high chancel arch matches the latter,
and has traceried screen (1908) surmounted by angels bearing lettered
shields; C18 organ in original case surmounted by a crown and 2 mitres;
wooden-framed marble reredos with pictorial panels inlaid with mosaic and
glazed tiles, dated 1912. Kingpost nave roof with windbraces. Chapel
has War Memorial windows in Morris style.
Listing NGR: SD6853723302
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Source: English Heritage
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