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Church of St Saviour

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossendale, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6939 / 53°41'38"N

Longitude: -2.2037 / 2°12'13"W

OS Eastings: 386649

OS Northings: 421962

OS Grid: SD866219

Mapcode National: GBR FT1Q.QK

Mapcode Global: WHB8J.3FX0

Entry Name: Church of St Saviour

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185616

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greensclough

Built-Up Area: Bacup

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Tunstead Holy Trinity with Bacup St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


7/39 Church of St. Saviour

Church, 1864-5, by Edward Wyndham Tarn (Pevsner). Rock-faced sandstone,
steeply-pitched slate roof with bands of green fish-scale slates.
Nave with north and south aisles, chancel with polygonal apse, very
prominent north-east tower with broach spire; in Gothic style, with
mostly plate tracery. Seven-bay nave and aisles; aisles have short
buttresses, 2 windows in each bay as alternating pairs either of 2 cusped
lights with quatrefoils in the head or single cusped lights, clerestory
has coupled segmental pointed lights; at west end of north aisle is gabled
porch with steeply-pitched roof and moulded arch. At east end of south
aisle is a cross-gabled baptistery. West end is buttressed and has at
lower level an arcade of 3+5+3 recessed 2-light windows, round windows
over the outer groups, and in centre a large tripartite west window with
2 orders (with shaft rings) to flanking lancets and a large 3-light centre
which has bar tracery in the head. Buttressed apse with trefoil-pierced
parapet has moulded lancets containing bar tracery with trefoils in the
heads. Three stage tower with polygonal stair turret has recessed 2-light
belfry louvres, a Lombard frieze, and lucarnes to the spire. Interior:
7-bay nave arcade composed of slender polished columns with prominent
moulded caps carrying double-chamfered 2-centred arches; clerestory-level
wall shafts with moulded caps supporting cusped bracing to wagon roof.
West gallery passing through 3rd bay of arcade. Windows of apse linked by
blind arcading containing Commandment Tables etc; similar blind arcading
to side walls of baptistery containing lettered panels: on east side
commemorating John Holt of Stubbylee (q.v.) 1804-36 and other members of
this family, on west side 1914-18 War Memorials. Beneath floor at east
end is font for baptism by immersion.

Listing NGR: SD8664921962

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