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Church of St. Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh South, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4943 / 53°29'39"N

Longitude: -2.5088 / 2°30'31"W

OS Eastings: 366342

OS Northings: 399847

OS Grid: SJ663998

Mapcode National: GBR BXX1.N4

Mapcode Global: WH986.FFKL

Entry Name: Church of St. Joseph

Listing Date: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213492

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh South

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bedford St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

LEIGH CHAPEL STREET
SD 69 NE
(south side)
6/24 Church of
St. Joseph
II
Roman Catholic church. 1855. By Joseph Hansom. Hammer-
dressed stone with fishscale bands to slate roof. Wide nave
with polygonal chancel, west tower, south porch, north and
south chapels and a sacristy. Gothic Revival. 9-bay nave
with projecting plinth, weathered and gableted buttresses
and 3-light windows with Geometrical tracery. Small gabled
chapels (of later date) and porch. 2 and 3-light chancel
windows. Vents on roof. 3-stage tower with angled buttresses
and saddle roof; octagonal stair turret in one corner,
arched west entrance, statue and niche at second stage, 4
cusped lancets at third stage and 2-light belfry openings
below the gables which have a statue finial and are flanked
by elaborate pinnacles. The roof has gabled dormers and a
cast-iron ridge crest. Interior: the unusually wide hammer-
beam roof has arch braces in two directions. It failed
structurally early in its life and slender cast-iron columns
were inserted to support the hammer-beam ends. West gallery.
Timber fittings. Stained glass. Various statuary. Elaborate
altar and reredos incorporating a heavily enriched canopy
above a crucifix. Brightly painted chancel ceiling.


Listing NGR: SJ6634299847

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