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Christ's Church, Bolton

Description: Christ's Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 210559

OS Grid Reference: SD7479810996
OS Grid Coordinates: 374798, 410996
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5949, -2.3822

Location: Stitch-mi-Lane, Bolton BL2 4HU

Locality: Bolton
County: Bolton
Country: England
Postcode: BL2 4HU

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Listing Text

SD 71 SW (north west side)

5/79 Christ's Church
- II

Church. 1840-1. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and
slate roof. 5-bay nave, west tower, south transept; chancel
and flanking vestries. Plain cornices and flat and clasping
buttresses. Round-headed lancets with hood moulds. Tower
of 3 stages has round-headed west entrance with black-letter
inscription, cornice over; paired lancets to south.
Recessed top stage has chamfered angles with octagonal
shafts. Paired round-headed bell openings with stone
louvres. Top cornice and short spire with cross. South
porch, with round window above, has open pediment and round-
headed entrance with inscription. Transept has triplet of
lancets. Short chancel has corbelled cornice, triplet of
lancets and single flanking lancets to vestries under cat-
slide roofs; entrance to south. East bellcote. Interior:
Nave has queen post roof with arch braces and pendants.
West gallery on 4 timber columns, round-headed panelling to
front with corbelled cornice. Stair has column-on-vase
balusters. Relief of arms of Queen Victoria. Open seating
to centre and side enclosed pews which have tip-up seats
(originally for servants). Corona Lucis with metal flame
forms and leaves. East end now choir; altar formed from
vestment chest dated 1561 probably from Nuremburg; 2 panels
from Book of Tobit and 3 figures. Organ to north from
Edgeware in Victorian case. Lectern possibly C17, Spanish,
octagonal shaft with finial and upright eagle. Pulpit dated
1660, from Chapel Royal, London, fielded panels and black-
letter inscription. 2 choir stalls with misericords and
desk, C17 English. Transept has Lomax chapel, now vestry,
roof as nave with angel corbels; C20 screen has 4 C17
Flemish panels of life of Christ. Chancel arch has zig-zag
moulding. Arcading to 3 sides with Creed, Commandments and
Lord's Prayer. Open arcading to side and open lunettes,
tunnel vault. Memorial to John Lomax, died 1827, rococo

Listing NGR: SD7471610884

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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