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Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary and Attached Presbytery

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8011 / 53°48'3"N

Longitude: -2.678 / 2°40'40"W

OS Eastings: 355442

OS Northings: 434077

OS Grid: SD554340

Mapcode National: GBR TF6.84

Mapcode Global: WH85F.TQYD

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary and Attached Presbytery

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073565

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185868

Location: Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Civil Parish: Broughton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Broughton St John The Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 53 SE BROUGHTON FERNYHALGH LANE

8/21 Roman Catholic Church of
St. Mary and attached
presbytery
11.11.1966
GV II

Roman Catholic church with attached presbytery under one roof. 1790s;
presbytery altered. Red brick with sandstone plinth and quoins, slate roof
with stone gable copings. Single range with presbytery at east end. Church,
in vernacular style, is 5 bays, cruciform, with full-height transeptal wings
to the 3rd and 4th bays; each bay has one very large round-headed window with
simple sandstone archivolt, most have many small panes supported by a light
wooden transom and mullions making 3 lights, all the verticals carried up to
make intersecting tracery in the head; windows to 1st bay are 2-stage, broken
at gallery level, and those to the 5th bay (the sanctuary) are of stained
glass protected by outer glazing lacking glazing bars. West gable wall, which
is rendered and painted white, and carries a gable bellcote, has a
semicircular Tuscan porch to the entrance. At the other end the 2-bay
2-storey presbytery has an added 2-storey canted bay window to the projecting
2nd bay, and a re-set doorway to a C20 lean-to extension. Brick stack in
front slope of roof. Interior of church; gallery at west end; round-headed
2-bay transept arcade with painted soffits, flat ceiling divided at the
sanctuary by a depressed elliptical arch; reredos of 4 Corinthian pilasters to
a blind arcade, the whole decorated with gilded and coloured painting
(foliated and geometrical) with large figured roundels and a central lozenge
portraying the Virgin (probably later C19).


Listing NGR: SD5544234077

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