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Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)

A Grade II Listed Building in Ingthorpe, Blackpool

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Latitude: 53.857 / 53°51'25"N

Longitude: -3.0368 / 3°2'12"W

OS Eastings: 331902

OS Northings: 440578

OS Grid: SD319405

Mapcode National: GBR ZNB.BB

Mapcode Global: WH852.BB41

Entry Name: Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)

Listing Date: 20 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183657

Location: Blackpool, FY2

County: Blackpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Ingthorpe

Built-Up Area: Blackpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Bispham All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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1/1 Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)


Church, 1883, by John Lowe of Manchester: third building on the site of
the original church of the parish of Bispham, until 1821 the only church
in Blackpool; incorporates fragments of early C12th masonry. Stone with
slate roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, in minimally Early English style.
Tower with angle-buttresses, squinch-set stair turret on north side, 3
belfry louvres on east side parapet and pinnacles. Nave of 5 bays,
buttressed, a gabled porch to the west bay, and one pair of single-light
cusped windows in each of the other bays. Chancel with transepts, the
northern one very short; each has 2 pairs of similar windows, and a round
trefoil window in the gable. Triple light east window. South doorway is
1883 restoration of Norman original, incorporating fragments of original
masonry: principally, 2 pairs of scalloped capitals on each side, and an
uncertain number of chevron-patterned voussoirs in the outer band; middle
band of raised chevrons with carved signs of the zodiac is Victorian
interpretation of signs said to have been found carved upon originals
when whitewash was removed (VCH Vol. 7 p. 244). Interior: king-post
roof on arched braces rising from wall posts supported by stone corbels;
ground floor of tower wall incorporates an ancient piscina hewn from a
square block, a round arch with hollowed spandrels above it; north transept
has painted wooden Commandment Table on west wall.

Listing NGR: SD3190240578

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