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Church of St Paul, Royton

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212452

OS Grid Reference: SD9176207646
OS Grid Coordinates: 391762, 407646
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5654, -2.1258

Location: Church Street, Oldham OL2 5JT

Locality: Royton
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL2 5JT

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Listing Text

4/48 Church of
St. Paul
- II
Church. 1884-9. By H. Cockburn. Rock-faced stone with slate
roof. Nave with clerestory and aisles and north-west
steeple. Chancel flanked by side chapel, organ chamber and
vestry. Gothic revival. 5-bay nave and aisles with
projecting plinth, sill band and corbelled eaves at
clerestory level. Each bay has a weathered buttress and 2
cusped lancet window openings to the aisle, and two 2-light
clerestory windows. All have hoodmoulds. Twin gables to
side chapel and organ chamber. Coped gables with kneelers
and finials. 5-light east and west windows have geometrical
tracery. Imposing tower with arched entrances to north and
west has lancet and round openings on the upper stages, two
2-light transomed belfry openings on each face, an octagonal
stair turret in one corner and a broach spire with gabled
lucarnes. Interior: double-chamfered nave arcade on circular
polished granite columns. Scissor-braced nave roof on
columnar corbels. Arch-braced chancel roof. Stone font,
timber screens and fittings and stained glass (east window
by Hardman). Baluster font dated 1754 and Katherine Pickford
wall tablet of 1765.

Listing NGR: SD9176207646

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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