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Church of All Saints, Rainford

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 216338

OS Grid Reference: SD4786600668
OS Grid Coordinates: 347866, 400668
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5001, -2.7874

Location: 30 B5203, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8QH

Locality: Rainford
County: St Helens
Country: England
Postcode: WA11 8QH

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/48 Church of All
24.3.66 Saints
(Formerly listed under General)


Church. 1877-8, tower completed 1903; Jubilee chapel, 1928.
Austin and Paley. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and
bands, and slate roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs,
chancel with south chapel, north east tower. Tower has low
diagonal buttresses; octagonal bell stage with square
pinnacles in angles; louvred bell openings; embattled
parapet and pyramidal roof. Round stair turret has
projecting octagonal top stage with cornice and pyramidal
roof. Aisles have single lights, that to north has gabled
entrances at each end. Clerestory has alternate paired and
triple lancets. West end has 4 stepped lancets and leaf-
shaped window in gable; flanking weathered buttresses.
Chancel has east window of 3 lights with plate tracery and
south window of 2 lights; foundation stone dated 1877.
South chapel has shallow canted apse with parapet and gable
behind, south window of 2 lights. Gabled vestry to north of
chancel has 2-light plate tracery window with sashes.
Interior has 5-bay arcades with octagonal piers; King post
roof. Timber screens to chancel and chapel, 1928. Timber
pulpit on stone corbel. North organ loft, south 2-bay
arcade on quatrefoil pier to chapel has parclose screen.
Font has gadrooned bowl on fluted Tuscan column; inscription
on bowl reads: HENERT MOORE CHAPEL WARDEN 1723 & 4". Wall
memorial to Dulcibella Brownbill (died 1813) with figure; S.
and T. Franceys. Much stained glass, that in west leaf
window taken from former chapel, probably mid C19.

Listing NGR: SD4786600668

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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