CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1072188
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1984
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE, SAWLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE, SAWLEY ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Ribble Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Grindleton
National Grid Reference:
SD 76227 45624

Details

GRINDLETON SAWLEY ROADS SD 74 NE

7/99 Church of St. Ambrose - - II Church, 1805, enlarged 1890s to designs by Paley and Austin which included a steeple and porch which were never executed (church guide). Squared sandstone with slate roof. Comprises a west tower and nave of 1805, a later chancel under a continuous roof, a north aisle with pitched roof, and a south porch partly of timber. The slim west tower has a blank ground floor, a sill band to a lunette west window with plain stone surround, and bell openings which are also lunettes with a continuous sill band. Crude battlements are formed by blocks of stone, with corner pinnacles. The south nave wall is of 3 bays. The windows have plain stone surrounds with a central square mullion branching into a Y under a semi-circular head with impost blocks and an impost band. The door, between bays one and 2, has a plain stone surround under a later C19th timbered porch. The chancel, beyond a buttress with offsets, has one bay towards the south. The window is of 3 lights with a pointed head. The E. window is of 4 lights with pointed head, with segmental heads to the lights and with tracery. The north aisle windows have flat heads and 2 lights each with segmental heads. The west nave window is of 2 lights with reticulated tracery under a flat head. The interior has a 5-bay timber arcade of rectangular chamfered posts braced to an arcade plate. The roof timbers are exposed, the nave having main trusses with a tie beam, a king post rising up to an arch-braced collar, and short queen struts; intermediate trusses have arch-braced collars only. The chancel has double sedilia and a piscina. The east window has late C19th glass figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Simple rood with the beam formed of one of the ties.

Listing NGR: SD7622745624

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
183271
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10646/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Geoffrey Court. Source Historic England Archive
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