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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossendale, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7084 / 53°42'30"N

Longitude: -2.3259 / 2°19'33"W

OS Eastings: 378583

OS Northings: 423597

OS Grid: SD785235

Mapcode National: GBR DT6K.7D

Mapcode Global: WH97B.71NX

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185665

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Worsley

Built-Up Area: Haslingden

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Haslingden St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


5/87 Church of St. James

Church, 1780, enlarged and tower added 1827, altered later C19. Watershot
coursed sandstone with rusticated quoins, slate roof. Nave with full-height
aisles, west tower. Embattled tower of 3 unequal stages, each slightly set
back, has small diagonal west buttresses, double-chamfered round-headed west
doorway, round-headed openings with Y-tracery: one window over door, one on
each of 3 exposed sides at 2nd level, and one belfry louvre on each side; 3
clock faces below belfry; pinnacles missing (removed 1951). Seven-bay aisles
(2 easternmost added 1827), 2 storeys, all windows round-headed with imposts
and keystones; small gabled porch to 2nd bay on each side. East end has large
2-centred arched 5-light window with transom and traceried head (1866).
Interior: full-length auditorium, with colonnades of octagonal columns rising
through 3-sided raked gallery with panelled front (of 1878); pointed wagon
roof to nave, flat ceilings to aisles; low double-chamfered tower arch
(surviving from C16 building) 3 large hatchments above; chancel in 2
easternmost bays differentiated only by attached moulded arch carried on slim
roll-moulded piers, carved screen between these, and by decorated ceiling;
carved wooden pulpit raised on unusually high pedestal and approached by
similarly decorated stairs, by George Shaw of Saddleworth and exhibited by him
in Great Exhibition 1851; organ by Willis of London 1878, enlarged and rebuilt
1923; C16 octagonal font with moulded pedestal, and shields in each face
variously bearing arms of donor Elizabeth Holden, initials EH, arms of
Towneley Towneley of Royle, a goat collared and belled (arms of Stansfield
family), a pair of shears, a heart-shaped face with hands and legs (etc.).

Listing NGR: SD7858323597

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