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Church of St Michael, Lumb

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185747

OS Grid Reference: SD8373824888
OS Grid Coordinates: 383738, 424888
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7201, -2.2479

Location: B6238, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 9RB

Locality: Lumb
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 9RB

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Listing Text


6/168 Church of St. Michael
- II

Church, 1847-8, by J. Clarke (Pevsner); altered. Sandstone rubble with
steeply-pitched stone slate roofs (except nave, which is now slate) gable
copings with figured kneelers. Cruciform plan: nave, transepts, apsidal
chancel, focussed on a square crossing tower with cylindrical stair turret
attached at south east corner. Norman style, with small round-headed windows.
West end of 3-bay nave has added porch protecting a round-arched doorway which
has shafts with cushion capitals, 3 windows above the porch, circular window
in the gable; side walls of nave have 3 windows; short transepts have one
window in each side, 2 in the gable and a circular window above; apse has 3
windows and roof with overhanging eaves. Short crossing tower of one stage
above the ridge has on each side a round-headed belfry opening of 2 louvres
with a cushion-capital colonette, corbelled parapet with roll-moulded
weathered coping, and a weather vane rising from the centre of the roof (which
is not visible); in south-east angle is an unusual 2-stage stair turret, the
1st stage square with a priest door and 2 lancets, the upper stage cylindrical
with a conical cap. Interior: altered by insertion of partition wall in tower
arch, leaving nave as single vessel, the only feature of interest being the
arch-braced collar beam roof. History: Commissioners' church, cost £2,060

Listing NGR: SD8373824888

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Source: English Heritage

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