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Description: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary and Attached Presbytery
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185868
OS Grid Reference: SD5544234077
OS Grid Coordinates: 355442, 434077
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8011, -2.6780
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SD 53 SE BROUGHTON FERNYHALGH LANE
8/21 Roman Catholic Church of
St. Mary and attached
Roman Catholic church with attached presbytery under one roof. 1790s;
presbytery altered. Red brick with sandstone plinth and quoins, slate roof
with stone gable copings. Single range with presbytery at east end. Church,
in vernacular style, is 5 bays, cruciform, with full-height transeptal wings
to the 3rd and 4th bays; each bay has one very large round-headed window with
simple sandstone archivolt, most have many small panes supported by a light
wooden transom and mullions making 3 lights, all the verticals carried up to
make intersecting tracery in the head; windows to 1st bay are 2-stage, broken
at gallery level, and those to the 5th bay (the sanctuary) are of stained
glass protected by outer glazing lacking glazing bars. West gable wall, which
is rendered and painted white, and carries a gable bellcote, has a
semicircular Tuscan porch to the entrance. At the other end the 2-bay
2-storey presbytery has an added 2-storey canted bay window to the projecting
2nd bay, and a re-set doorway to a C20 lean-to extension. Brick stack in
front slope of roof. Interior of church; gallery at west end; round-headed
2-bay transept arcade with painted soffits, flat ceiling divided at the
sanctuary by a depressed elliptical arch; reredos of 4 Corinthian pilasters to
a blind arcade, the whole decorated with gilded and coloured painting
(foliated and geometrical) with large figured roundels and a central lozenge
portraying the Virgin (probably later C19).
Listing NGR: SD5544234077
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Source: English Heritage
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