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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1071678



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Claughton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 182371

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CLAUGHTON A683 (off) SD 56 NE

7/76 Church of St Chad 4-10-1967 GV


Church, 1815, heavily restored 1904, with remains of c.1300 and 1602. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises an undivided nave and chancel under a continuous roof, and a north aisle, north porch and vestry added in 1904. On the north side there is a gabled vestry at the left with a chamfered doorway and shaped lintel. A chimney rises from the nave wall behind. The aisle has 3 2-light mullioned windows, the right-hand ones paired. In the angle with the vestry is a window of one light. On the south side are windows with pointed heads and Perpendicular tracery: 2 of 2 lights to the nave and one of 3 lights to the chancel. The nave and chancel are separated by a buttress. The west wall has a window of one trefoiled light to the aisle, and a buttress between aisle and nave wall. In the nave wall there is a carved panel with moulded border, which has the arms and initials of W. Croft and date '1602'. This was formerly in a mortuary chapel on the south side of the old church which belonged to the Croft family of Claughton Hall(q.v.) On top of the wall is a twin bellcote with an open segmental pediment. One of the bells is said to have an inscription dating it to 1296 (V.C.H.), making it the oldest dated bell in the country. The east window is probably of c.1300 and is of 3 lights with cusped intersecting tracery and a pointed head. Inside, the 3-bay arcade has round arches chamfered in 2 orders and round piers with moulded capitals. The boarded roof has boxed king-post trusses.

Listing NGR: SD5666166560

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National Grid Reference: SD 56661 66560


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