Description: Christ Church
Date Listed: 30 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 211959
OS Grid Reference: SD7819702219
OS Grid Coordinates: 378197, 402219
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5162, -2.3303
SWINTON & PENDLEBURY BOLTON ROAD
SD 70 SE
(south west side)
2/5 Christ Church
Church. 1859 by Corson with tower of 1861 by G. F. Bodley.
Rock-faced stone with slate roof. Wide nave with small
chancel and north-west tower/porch. Gothic revival. 6-bay
nave with projecting plinth and weathered buttresses. Each
bay has a 2-light window with plate tracery. Large roof
broken only by dormer windows and vents. 3-bay chancel with
3 lancet windows, diagonal buttresses and a 3-light east
window. The 4-stage tower dominates the otherwise plain
design. It is tall and square with an unusual saddle roof
and has weathered diagonal buttresses on the north side
only. Pointed doorway below second stage lancet. Blind
cusped openings in the third stage and 3 lancet belfry
openings in arched recesses with attached columns belfry.
Interior: arch-braced collar roof trusses on gigantic carved
stone corbels. Carved stone font, pulpit and reredos. Timber
fittings and stained glass.
Listing NGR: SD7819702219
Source: English Heritage
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