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Church of St Chad, Poulton-le-Fylde

Description: Church of St Chad

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 184779

OS Grid Reference: SD3482739455
OS Grid Coordinates: 334827, 439455
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8472, -2.9921

Locality: Poulton-le-Fylde
Local Authority: Wyre Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: FY6 7BX

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Listing Text


Church of St. Chad

23.9.50 II*

Church, mainly mid-C18. Stone, with slate roof. Substantially Georgian with early
C17 tower, and apsidal chancel of 1868. Castellated west tower of coursed roughly-
dressed stone, with diagonal buttresses at west corners, angled buttresses at east
corners, 4 small corner pinnacles (1923), paired round-headed belfry louvres on all
4 sides, and clock-face with circular moulded surround beneath belfry on north and
south sides. Wide nave of coursed dressed stone, with low-pitched roof, the ridge
meeting the tower at its north-east corner. Large round-headed windows standing on
string course, with plain architraves and Y-tracery, 4 on north side, 3 on south side.
No porch, but 2 doorways on south side, with Tuscan columns, triglyphs and triangular
pediments, that on the right (entry to Fleetwood family vault) has carved corbels
carrying the pediment and is dated 1699; one doorway on north side with plain
rectangular surround; a bullseye window over each door. Apse of 1868 in Romanesque
style with 3 pairs of round-headed windows. Interior: essentially an auditorium,
with 3-sided gallery (1751) on Tuscan columns, approached by fine staircase in north-
west corner. South-west corner contains, as a screen, part of the family pew of the
Rigbys of Layton Hall, the door having raised lettering "AR 1636" and a carved goat's
head. Pulpit incorporates carved panels of probably early C17. Hatchments of Hesketh
and Fleetwood families hang upon walls; and there are important wall monuments and
tablets principally to members of the Hull and Hesketh families. (Porter, History of
the Fylde, 1876, pp. 192-203).

Listing NGR: SD3482739455

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Source: English Heritage

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