CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1072441
Date first listed:
21-Dec-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, ST GEORGE'S STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, ST GEORGE'S STREET

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Chorley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58509 17474

Details

SD 51 NE CHORLEY ST. GEORGE'S STREET

5/67 21.12.1966 Church of St. George

GV II*

Church, 1822-25, by Thomas Rickman. Ashlar, with slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel in one, north and south aisles; in Early English Style. Four stage battlemented tower with small angle buttresses; like all the buttresses on the building these are persistently chamfered, and end in octagonal pinnacles. Arched west doorway under a crocketed gable; tall lancet with hoodmould; clockfaces on 3 sides of short 3rd stage; belfry with arcades of 3 tall lancets (the outer ones blind). Seven-bay nave and aisles; aisles have vertically-emphasised bays of coupled lancets with stopped hoodmoulds, separated by buttresses ending in pinnacles above a plain coping; nave has horizontal emphasis with clerestorey of evenly- spaced lancets (2 to each bay), the hoodmoulds linked by a band carried across vestigial buttresses which terminate below the cornice of a battlemented parapet. East window of 5 stepped lights. Interior: moulded 2-centred arches on piers with attached shafts which have moulded caps; deeply splayed tower arch with tracery and stained glass; all ceilings are flat, but supported by flying ribs, simply in the aisles, but of hammerbeam construction in the nave with sexfoil spandrels, every other frame standing on wall shafts; gallery of arcaded panels at west end and inside each aisle, supported by very slim iron shafts and cusped multifoil segmental arches. Baptistery at west end of north aisle has white marble angel carrying a scalloped bowl (said to be copied from Thorwaldsen); elaborately sculpted octagonal pulpit by Thomas Rawcliffe of Chorley; parts of original box pews now form wainscot to aisle walls. A Commissioners' church which cost £12,387(Pevsner). An impressive and characteristic Rickman design.

Listing NGR: SD5850917474

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357583
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Lancashire, (1969)

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: 21 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01751/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roy Finch. Source Historic England Archive
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