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Description: Church of St Aidan
Date Listed: 23 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 216304
OS Grid Reference: SD5332600697
OS Grid Coordinates: 353326, 400697
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5009, -2.7051
SD 50 SW BILLINGE CHAPEL END MAIN STREET
2/14 Church of
23.8.66 Saint Aidan
(Formerly listed under General)
Church. Dated 1718 over entrance; transept dated 1907 by T.
G. Jackson. Stone with stone slate roof. 4-bay nave,
transept and re-sited apse. Nave has flat Doric pilastrade
with Ionic entablature; embattled parapet with urns. Round-
headed windows have triple keystones and 3-light reticulated
tracery. West front has paired pilasters at each end with
triglyph frieze above. Doric porch supporting turret with
Ionic angle pilasters and entablature. Clock face above 3-
light straight-headed window with reticulated tracery. Bell
housed in cupola on Tuscan columns between 4 urns; ball-
finial and weather vane. Entrance has architrave and
overlight. North transept has hipped roof and 2 two-light
windows; south transept has 4-light window with 2 king
mullions and foundation stone. Round apse dismantled and
reconstructed in 1907. 3 windows as nave, the central one
an insertion. Facade as nave but with balustrade. Wall
tablet to Rev. H. Walley (died 1748). Interior: Round-
arched arcades with Doric columns on high plinths, tunnel-
vaulted roof. West gallery on slender iron columns, the
church originally had side galleries, removed c.1907. C18
brass chandelier in nave. Organ in north transept, south
transept forms chapel. Apse has fluted Corinthian flat
pilastrade and cherubs in frieze. Painted board in nave
commemorates rebuilding of 1717-1718. Some stained glass
windows. A good example of an early Georgian church.
Listing NGR: SD5332600697
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