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Description: Church of St Stephen
Date Listed: 31 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 212692
OS Grid Reference: SJ9244397589
OS Grid Coordinates: 392443, 397589
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4750, -2.1153
AUDENSHAW AUDENSHAW ROAD
SJ 99 NW (south side)
4/39 Church of
31/05/66 St. Stephen
Church. 1845-6. By E. H. Shellard for the Church
Commissioners but with a chancel added in 1900. Hammer-
dressed stone with slate roof. 3-sided gallery plan with
central west tower, chancel and vestry. Gothic revival. 6-
bay aisles (no clerestory) with weathered plinth, continuous
sill band and coped parapet above eaves band. Each bay has a
weathered gableted buttress and a paired lancet window with
colonnettes and hoodmoulds. Doors below gables in western-
most bays. Corner pinnacles. 5-stage tower with shallow
angled buttresses with nook-shafts, west door, lancet
openings, clock-faces in front of a blind arcade, gargoyles
and a broach spire with lucarnes. Later chancel uses similar
architectural vocabulary with a 3-lancet east window.
Interior: Double-chamfered nave arcade with heavy shaft-
rings to quatrefoil columns which support the arcaded
gallery. Arch-braced roof trusses on moulded corbels. C20
partition below rear gallery. Timber pulpit and stalls.
Stone font. Stained glass.
Listing NGR: SJ9244397589
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Source: English Heritage
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