Church of St Catherine, Lorne Street, Wigan - Wigan

Church built to designs of Edmund Sharpe in 1840. Nave and aisles in single vessel, with galleries to three sides and short chancel. The west tower rises to an octagonal belfry and spire. Sandstone and slate. Recent major work grant aided under the Historic England / Heritage Lottery Fund Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme has stabilised the tower and spire. A combination of subsidence and corrosion of ironwork has damaged mullions, leaving the tower windows needing temporary support and the aisle mullions cracked.

Church of St Catherine, Lorne Street, Wigan - Wigan
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1384484
  • Local Planning Authority: Wigan
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Catherine
  • Street Name: Lorne Street
  • Locality: Wigan
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Wigan
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wigan
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II