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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitworth, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6551 / 53°39'18"N

Longitude: -2.1711 / 2°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 388791

OS Northings: 417641

OS Grid: SD887176

Mapcode National: GBR FV85.RG

Mapcode Global: WHB8Q.MDC7

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 29 July 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185838

Location: Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL12

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Civil Parish: Whitworth

Built-Up Area: Whitworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whitworth St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

WHITWORTH

255/11/259 WHITWORTH RAKE
29-JUL-1966 CHURCH OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

II
Church. 1847-50. By J. Clarke. Seriously damaged by fire and rebuilt in much reduced form by the Buttress Fuller Geoffrey Alsop Partnership in 1988. The only parts of the building to remain substantially intact were the embattled west front and west tower, the aisle walls and the arcades. The walls are of sandstone rubble and the roof slate. The 4-stage tower has a polygonal stair turret finishing above the eaves with grotesques and battlements, diagonal buttresses with flint and brick panels, bands at all levels; arched doorway on south side in square headed surround with hoodmould, at 2nd and 3rd stages rectangular lancets with tracery and hoodmoulds, and transomed 3-light belfry louvres with tracery in the heads. West end has doorway with 2 orders, spandrels with carvings of lamb and bird, square-topped surround and hoodmould; 6-light west window with Perpendicular tracery; west end of north aisle has transomed 3-light window. The nave and aisles have been rebuilt to a square 4-bay plan with the tower occupying the south west corner.
INTERIOR. Some of the grotesques and other carvings (said to be by a Mr Egglesmere who was deaf and dumb) were salvaged from the fire and now act as corbels inside the church. The reredos, designed by Walter Tapper in 1922, was acquired from Christ Church, Cotmanhay, in Derbyshire, after the fire.
The church's tower and west front still form an immensely impressive group at the top of the steep path leading to the west door.

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Listing NGR: SD8879117641

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