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Roman Catholic Church of St James the Less, Rossendale

Description: Roman Catholic Church of St James the Less

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185735

OS Grid Reference: SD8107423559
OS Grid Coordinates: 381074, 423559
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7081, -2.2882

Location: Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 8HP

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 8HP

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Listing Text


6/156 Roman Catholic Church of
7.6.1971 St James the Less
(formerly listed under Constablelee)
- II

Church, 1845, said to be by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Sandstone random rubble, steeply-pitched slate roof with large gable copings. Nave, small north-west tower with pyramidal top, chancel with side offices; small building in simple Early English style. Gable to road. Three stage tower incorporating porch has angle buttresses, slightly projecting gabled porch which has moulded arched doorway with shafts and hoodmould with figured stops, a niche containing a
statue above the door, and gable coping with carved stops; single-light
windows to 2nd stage, set-back top stage with plate-traceried 2-light belfry
louvres and corbel table with figured corners (lean-to stair turret in angle
to rear). West gable of nave has large triple lancet window flanked by single
lancets, a wheel window above. Buttressed 5-bay nave with a lancet in each
bay except 2nd on south side which has a gabled porch with moulded arched
doorway and hoodmould with figured stops, and 4th and 5th which have modern
office attached. Two-bay chancel has triple lancet east window and above this
a circular window containing 3 trefoils; attached on south side a vestry with
triple lancet window and very tall gable chimney. Interior: very simple.

Listing NGR: SD8107423559

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Source: English Heritage

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