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Description: Church of St. George
Date Listed: 18 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213516
OS Grid Reference: SD6883801967
OS Grid Coordinates: 368838, 401967
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5135, -2.4714
TYLDESLEY ELLIOTT STREET
SD 60 SE
2/47 Church of
18/7/66 St. George
Church. 1821-4. By Sir Robert Smirke for the Church
Commissioners. Chancel extended in 1887. Dressed stone. Nave
with clerestory and aisles; west tower, chancel and vestry.
Gothick. 7-bay nave and aisles with projecting plinth, coped
parapet and weathered buttresses which are set diagonally at
the corners and have crocketed pinnacles. Each bay has a 2-
light aisle window with plain tracery and a clerestory
window with Y-tracery and hoodmoulds. Porch in westernmost
bay. The chancel, which forms a continuation of the nave,
has a 2-light window,and a 3-light east window all with
Geometrical tracery. 3-stage tower with weathered diagonal
buttresses, west door, second stage lancet window, and 3
lancet belfry openings. An octagonal spire is set behind a
parapet and crocketed corner pinnacles from which spring
flying buttresses. Interior: Double-chamfered nave arcade
arches on octagonal columns. Cambered roof structure with
timber ceiling. West gallery. Timber fittings include
screens, pews, stalls, pulpit etc. James Mort wall memorial,
1855, by Garner of Manchester.
Listing NGR: SD6883801967
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Source: English Heritage
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