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Church of St Anne, Atherton

Description: Church of St Anne

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 213548

OS Grid Reference: SD6818802581
OS Grid Coordinates: 368188, 402581
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5189, -2.4812

Location: A577, Pemberton, Wigan M46 9AD

Locality: Atherton
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M46 9AD

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
SD 60 SE
(west side),
2/63 Hinsford
Church of St Anne
Church, 1899-1901. By Austin and Paley. Thinly-coursed sandstone, graduated
Westmorland slate roof. Orientated north-west/south-east, ritual orientation used
here. 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and transept; 2-bay chancel with tower and
vestry against south side. In Gothic Revival style. Nave: gabled porch to right;
offset buttress divides 4 two-light windows with sill bond, hollow-chamfered
surrounds and cusped tracery. Gabled transept has tall 4-light window with
reticulated tracery under pointed arch and hoodmould. North side: 3:4:2 windows
(as south) divided by buttresses. Buttresses flank quadrant-moulded west window of
4 lights under pointed arch and hoodmould; square-headed, 2-light aisle windows.
Coped gable with slit and apex cross. Tower: chamfered plinth, diagonal
buttresses; tall 2-light window with hoodmould, string course beneath short belfry
stage with louvred, square-headed 2-light openings; buttress on right rises as
octagonal turret at corner of embattled parapet; pyramidal roof with weathervane.
Chancel: traceried 3-light windows to each side; large buttresses flank pointed
5-light east window with reticulated tracery and hoodmould. Vestry in angle with
tower is gabled to south and has 3-and 2-light windows with sill bond which rises as
hood over shouldered lintel of east doorway.

Interior: Aisles have alternate hexagonal and round piers, double-chamfered arches.
Arch-braced king-post roof. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Corbelled and ribbed
arch beneath tower. Contemporary pews. Marble font under wooden-spire cover.

Listing NGR: SD6818802581

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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