PARISH CHURCH OF ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1072542

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jan-1987

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST JAMES, WATER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST JAMES, WATER STREET

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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley (District Authority)

Parish: Brindle

National Grid Reference: SD 59919 24280

Summary

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History

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Details

BRINDLE WATER STREET SD 52 SE 5/54 Parish Church of St. James 17.4.67 (Formerly listed as Church of GV St James) II

Church. Late medieval tower and north chapel, nave of 1817, with chancel 1869-70. Sandstone with nave of dressed gritstone, slate roofs. Perpendicular 4-stage west tower with chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses and south-east stair-turret, has low Tudor-arched west doorway with hollowed surround, above this a restored 3-light window under a hoodmould with shield stops, a clock face, and 2-light louvred belfry windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds; on north and south sides chamfered looplights, and gargoyles below a dripcourse carried round the whole; embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Short and broad nave (extending to north of tower), of 4 bays, has gabled porch to 1st bay on south side, large 3-light arched windows with transoms and intersecting tracery. Two-bay chancel has square-headed 2-light windows and large 5-light east window with Perpendicular tracery. Chapel to north of this, raised and restored, has Tudor-arched 3-light window with hollow-moulded reveal and cusped lights, and a blank arch above, and on the north side a square-headed window with 3 similar cusped lights and hollow spandrels (C19 vestry covers most of this wall). Set against the east wall of this chapel are 3 medieval gravestones with incised crosses. Interior: wide auditorium formed by incorporation of former aisle in early C19, formerly galleried; at east end large but unequal 2-centred arches to chapel and chancel, with 2 orders of moulding, semi-octagonal responds; 3 large queen-post roof trusses with arch bracing to collars and much ornamental openwork; brass chandelier of 1792 (Pevsner) with 2 tiers of arms; small stone tub font; over south door a shouldered panel painted with arms of George III; and on tower wall two C18 shouldered panels listing benefactions to the poor and the school.

Listing NGR: SD5991924280

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 184305

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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