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Description: Catholic Apostolic Church
Date Listed: 18 December 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 213822
OS Grid Reference: SJ3572489504
OS Grid Coordinates: 335724, 389504
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3984, -2.9681
SJ 3589 NE
57/205 Catholic Apostolic
Church, Circa 1848, burnt out 1986. Nave, G. B. Nicholls and E. T. Owen,
design for chancel revealed to minister by divine revelation. Ashlar with
high-pitched (now destroyed) roofs. Decorated Gothic style with flamboyant
tracery, now much damaged. 4-bay nave, transepts, that to south with small
tower attached, 4-bay chancel with aisles continuing as ambulatory round apse.
West front has central forward break with buttresses ending in pinnacles.
Entrance of 2 orders with ogival hood mould with crockets, head stops and
missing finial. West window of 5 lights with transom (now gone). Nave
windows of 3 lights between buttresses. South transept has entrance with
continuous mouldings and Tudor flowers, ogival hood mould, crockets and
finial gone. Tower to west has flat angle buttresses and 2-light window,
upper stage has lancet and Lombard frieze. Octagonal drum (the base of a
spire) rises from pyramidal base with bases of pinnacles. Chancel has
flying buttresses over aisles and ambulatory, springing from buttressed
pinnacles. Chancel aisles and clerestory have 3-light windows, apse and
ambulatory have 2-light windows, those to ambulatory are paired. Inside the
chancel and chevet aisles are stone vaulted; the main roof now largely
destroyed. Interior completely burnt out, all woodwork gone, but stonework
survives. One of the more remarkable Non-Conformist churches of its date.
Listing NGR: SJ3572489504
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Source: English Heritage
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