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Church of St Bartholomew, Colne

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 186226

OS Grid Reference: SD8889540110
OS Grid Coordinates: 388895, 440110
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8571, -2.1703

Location: 34 A56, Newchurch, Lancashire BB8 0EB

Locality: Colne
Local Authority: Pendle Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB8 0EB

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/85 Church of St Bartholomew


Church. Mainly early C16. Nave, chancel, lean-to south aisle and double north
aisle under M roof, west tower. Tower has moulded plinth, and offset angle
buttresses to western corners. Pointed arched west door and 3-light window above,
flanked by 4 shields. 3-light pointed transomed belfry windows. Square south east
stair turret and oversailing embattled parapet. South aisle has straight-headed
windows of 4 arched lights with hoodmoulds, 3-light clerestory windows. The last
bay of the nave aisle has a large pointed 3-light window under a gable. East window
of 5 lights with rectilinear tracery. North aisle has uncusped tracery to various
3- and 2-light windows, and a pointed 4-light window to gabled organ-loft. South
porch is gabled and embattled with large cubical sundial on apex. It protects a
doorway with pointed head and quarter-round moulded surround, probably C14, and
3 tombstones now attached to the wall, including that of Richard Horsfall of Malsis
d.1644. Semi-circular mounting block attached to porch. Interior: Nave has north
arcade of early C13, 4 bays with round columns and semi-circular responds. South
arcade on octagonal columns. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave roof of 6 bays,
alternating moulded tie-beam trusses and arch-braced collars, all with collars
braced to ridge, and small cusped wind braces. Chancel roof of 5 bays elaborates
this pattern, with the arched braces rising from short hammer-beams. 3-bay chancel
arcade on octagonal columns. Two north aisles have arch-braced collar roofs.
Concave-sides early C16 octagonal font with symbols of Passion and initials LT
(Laurence Townley). Good late C19 pews, chancel and parclose screens, pulpit, the
chancel aisle screens being C16. Wall monuments to Christopher and John Emmott,
1746, a scrolled tablet surmounted by a bust and a medallion, and Richard Emmott,
1761, a putto holding a shield.

Listing NGR: SD8889740125

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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