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Latitude: 53.7068 / 53°42'24"N
Longitude: -2.1934 / 2°11'36"W
OS Eastings: 387333
OS Northings: 423388
OS Grid: SD873233
Mapcode National: GBR FT3K.YY
Mapcode Global: WHB8J.83S4
Entry Name: Christ Church
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072858
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185587
Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13
Electoral Ward/Division: Greensclough
Built-Up Area: Bacup
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
SD 82 SE BACUP BEECH STREET
7/10 Christ Church
Church, 1854, by Sharpe and Paley. Sandstone rubble, slate roof.
South-west tower, nave with aisles, chancel. In Geometrical style.
Three-stage tower has diagonal buttresses to ½ height, and at
south-east corner a polygonal stair turret terminating above the
parapet with a pinnacled lantern; 3-light west window with hoodmould
continued as weathering, smaller 3-light windows to 2nd stage on west
and south sides, another offset, set back 3rd stage with 2-light
belfry openings in recessed panels, and a plain parapet with roll-moulded
coping. West end of nave is set back, has arched doorway under hoodmould
with figured stops, triple 2-light windows, and a wheel window in the
gable. Four-bay nave and aisles: gabled porch to 1st bay has stout
demi-columns with stiff-leaf capitals and 2-centred arch with 4 orders
of hollow moulding, and hoodmould with figured stops; otherwise,
coupled single-light windows to aisles and quatrefoils to nave; 2-bay
chancel has tall 2-light windows and triple lancet east window.
Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of columns with moulded caps, moulded
2-centred arches; moulded stone corbels to wallshafts at clerestory level
from which rise wallposts to principal roof trusses: these have arch-braced
collars with diagonal struts. Moulded chancel arch containing raised
colonnettes which have heavily foliated corbels and caps; stone reredos
which has blind arcading with figured and crocketed decoration.
Listing NGR: SD8733323388
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