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Church of St Mary, Rossendale

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185808

OS Grid Reference: SD8109622802
OS Grid Coordinates: 381096, 422802
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7013, -2.2878

Location: St Mary's Way, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 8SF

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

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Listing Text


14/229 Church of St. Mary

Church, 1829 (Pevsner), dated 1837 and 1881 on tower (probably referring to
refacing of west end in 1881 when tower was built). Sandstone blocks, slate
roof. Single vessel in Early English style, with south-west tower, short
chancel. Four stage tower forms open-arcaded porch, has pilastered corners,
polygonal stair turret at the inner east corner rising to a lantern above the
battlements, 3 stepped lancets at 2nd stage, tall coupled belfry louvres at
3rd stage, clock faces at the top level flanked by attached diagonal shafts
which form little pinnacles above the battlements, this level also decorated
with some grotesques. Buttressed nave has tall coupled lancets; chancel has 3
stepped lancets; west end is more elaborate and tripartite, divided by
pilasters which finish as pinnacles with a central gableted doorway flanked by
single-light windows and above these a plate-traceried 3-light window flanked
by lancets, the outer bays having arched windows of 2 flat-headed lights and
lancets above. Interior: auditorium with large panelled raked gallery on 3
sides, supported by slim iron columns of cotton mill type; carved wooden
pedestal pulpit; large wooden organ case; strutted trusses.

Listing NGR: SD8109622802

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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