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Description: Church of St Bridget
Date Listed: 28 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 213710
OS Grid Reference: SJ3798289273
OS Grid Coordinates: 337982, 389273
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3966, -2.9341
SJ 38 NE BAGOT STREET
7/106 Church of Saint
Church. 1872. E. A. Heffer. Common brick with red brick
and stone dressings, red and blue brick banding and slate
roof. 9-bay nave with lean-to aisles, round chancel apse,
north west tower and narthex. Windows are round-headed
with recessed reveals. Nave and aisles have windows between
flat buttresses with corbel tables above; bracketed eaves.
5-stage tower has narrow lights. Cornice over lowest stage
and clasping pilasters above. Top stage has round-headed,
louvred bell openings and sill courses, cornice and
pyramidal roof. West front has narthex with parapet, gabled
round-headed entrance with flanking narrow lights; gable
apex has roundel with bust of Christ. 3 windows and top
roundel over. Apse has sill band and 2 windows. Gates to
narthex and inner tripartite window with flat pilasters and
pedimental panel over. Interior: Stucco. Arcades on round
scagliola columns with alternate oak and acanthus capitals.
Clerestory windows in applied arcade. Richly ornamented
coffered ceiling. Aisles have coffered half-tunnel vaults.
Western bay of nave has choir stalls and organ to north
aisle. Apse has bench all round, cornice and pilasters
between windows. Wooden altar set in middle of marble
floor. Mosaic reredos of Last Supper by Salviati. Pulpit
and altar of different coloured marble. A dignified and
impressive evocation of an Italianate basilica.
Listing NGR: SJ3798289273
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Source: English Heritage
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