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Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Croston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6565 / 53°39'23"N

Longitude: -2.7692 / 2°46'8"W

OS Eastings: 349263

OS Northings: 418051

OS Grid: SD492180

Mapcode National: GBR 9V34.8Z

Mapcode Global: WH865.FCL6

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184328

Location: Croston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR26

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Croston

Built-Up Area: Croston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Croston St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

CROSTON GRAPE LANE
SD 41 NE
8/76 Roman Catholic Church of the
- Holy Cross
- II

Roman Catholic church (or family chapel), 1857, by Edward Welby Pugin, for the de
Trafford family of the former Croston Hall. Rock-faced sandstone,
steeply-pitched roof of slates in decorative bands of fishscaling with
cockscomb ridge. Very small building, consisting of nave and chancel, with
offices on north side. In eclectic Gothic style. Short 3-bay buttressed
nave, buttressed gabled porch at west end with pointed arched outer doorway
which has 2 orders of moulding, the inner rising from shafts with foliated
caps, hoodmould with carved stops, a small lozenge above, dressed coping
with carved apex, and small cusped side windows; to the right two 3-light
traceried Perpendicular windows with pointed heads and hoodmoulds.
Slightly lower chancel has diagonal buttresses, sill bands, and 2 windows
shaped like those in the nave but of 2 trefoiled lights with trefoils in
the heads; and a 2-centred arched east window of 3 lights with tracery and
a multifoil in the head, and a hoodmould with carved stops. West gable has
2 similarly-shaped 2-light windows, a rose above, and a 3-stage gable
bellcote surmounted by a decorated iron cross. East gables of nave and
chancel have stone copings like that on the porch, with carved stone
crosses on the apex. Interior: panelled wagon roofs with stencilled
decoration; chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds, foliated capitals, 2
orders of moulding and hoodmould with foliated stops; to right of this arch
a carved niche with a statue; on north side of nave triple arched doors (to
confessionals); in chancel, a carved arcade screen to the sacristy, and a
carved stone reredos; surround to east window copying the chancel arch on a
smaller scale.


Listing NGR: SD4926318051

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