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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: 1072549



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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Croston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 184328

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CROSTON GRAPE LANE SD 41 NE 8/76 Roman Catholic Church of the - Holy Cross - II

Roman Catholic church (or family chapel), 1857, by Edward Welby Pugin, for the de Trafford family of the former Croston Hall. Rock-faced sandstone, steeply-pitched roof of slates in decorative bands of fishscaling with cockscomb ridge. Very small building, consisting of nave and chancel, with offices on north side. In eclectic Gothic style. Short 3-bay buttressed nave, buttressed gabled porch at west end with pointed arched outer doorway which has 2 orders of moulding, the inner rising from shafts with foliated caps, hoodmould with carved stops, a small lozenge above, dressed coping with carved apex, and small cusped side windows; to the right two 3-light traceried Perpendicular windows with pointed heads and hoodmoulds. Slightly lower chancel has diagonal buttresses, sill bands, and 2 windows shaped like those in the nave but of 2 trefoiled lights with trefoils in the heads; and a 2-centred arched east window of 3 lights with tracery and a multifoil in the head, and a hoodmould with carved stops. West gable has 2 similarly-shaped 2-light windows, a rose above, and a 3-stage gable bellcote surmounted by a decorated iron cross. East gables of nave and chancel have stone copings like that on the porch, with carved stone crosses on the apex. Interior: panelled wagon roofs with stencilled decoration; chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds, foliated capitals, 2 orders of moulding and hoodmould with foliated stops; to right of this arch a carved niche with a statue; on north side of nave triple arched doors (to confessionals); in chancel, a carved arcade screen to the sacristy, and a carved stone reredos; surround to east window copying the chancel arch on a smaller scale.

Listing NGR: SD4926318051

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National Grid Reference: SD 49263 18051


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