ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1072468

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1984

Statutory Address: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST MARY, WIGAN ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST MARY, WIGAN ROAD

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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley (District Authority)

Parish: Euxton

National Grid Reference: SD 55386 19112

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History

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Details

SD 51 NE EUXTON WIGAN ROAD

Roman Catholic Church of 5/127 St. Mary - GV II

Church, 1864-5, by Edward Welby Pugin. Rock faced red sandstone, slate roof with some fishscale patterning. Nave with high aisles (no clerestory) a gabled porch at each end of south side, transepts, 3-sided apse. Five bays, Gableted angle-buttresses rising above eaves at each end, buttresses to aisles, transepts and porches; moulded sill band; except windows of porches, most openings have hoodmoulds with figured stops; aisles have 2-light lancet windows, east gable has at ground floor a row of 6 trefoil-headed lancets and above this 2 windows with reticulated tracery, between which is a pedestal to a niche above containing a statue of madonna and child; porches have moulded arched doorways in the outer side walls, and elongated ogee-headed trefoil windows in the gables. West end (apse) has 9 small cusped lancets (3 in each side) set under the eaves; modern single storey brick extension now embracing apse incorporates original foundation stone. Interior: nave arcade of alternately round and octagonal polished columns, all with simply moulded octagonal caps supporting moulded 2-centred arches; aisles have moulded pointed lateral arches springing from capitals of nave arcade. Wagon roof. East gallery carried on three 2-centred arches on small columns. Beneath floor at west end is family vault of Andertons of Euxton Hall (q.v.) now sealed. History: drawings by Canon John Worthy (the parish priest who founded the church), now in presbytery, show that he contributed to the initial design of the church.

Listing NGR: SD5538619112

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Legacy System number: 357644

Legacy System: LBS

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