Church of St Bartholomew, Whitworth Rake, Whitworth - Rossendale

Church of 1847-50 by J Clarke. Seriously damaged by fire in 1984 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 tower, the aisle walls and arcades. The walls are of sandstone rubble and the roof is slate. At risk due to unsafe masonry at the top of the tower.

Church of St Bartholomew, Whitworth Rake, Whitworth - Rossendale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST BARTHOLOMEW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1164533
  • Local Planning Authority: Rossendale
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Bartholomew
  • Street Name: Whitworth Rake
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Rossendale
  • Parish: Whitworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rossendale and Darwen
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA