CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1073058
Date first listed:
11-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH AVENUE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH AVENUE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
South Ribble (District Authority)
Parish:
Penwortham
National Grid Reference:
SD 52400 29001

Details

SD 52NW PENWORTHAM CHURCH AVENUE

4/76 Church of St. Mary 11.11.1966 GV II*

Church: west tower C15, nave with low aisles by E.G. Paley 1855, chancel C14. Stone, slate roof. Battlemented tower with diagonal buttresses; west doorway with moulded arch and hoodmould; moulded dripstone band (west front only) from which rises an arched 3-light 1st floor window with perpendicular tracery and hoodmould; above this is an ogee-headed niche with crocketed pinnacles, and at top level on all sides arched and traceried 2-light belfry louvres with hoodmoulds; battlemented coping with pinnacles. Nave has on each side 5 arched 2-light windows with curvilinear tracery. Aisles, which are buttressed at the corners, have windows with varied forms of tracery; prominent gabled porch with moulded arch at 2nd bay of south aisle. Low chancel of coursed rectangular blocks has angle buttresses, arched windows with simple cusped tracery, one other window on north side which is roughly square and has cusped jambs and head; and a narrow arched priest's door in south wall (now blocked) with a datestone above it lettered in relief F I A 1653 (said to be initials of John and Anne Fleetwood). Interior: nave arcade of 4 bays, columns alternately round and octagonal with moulded capitals; depressed kingpost roof, arch-braced chancel roof. Font, dated 1667, square with chamfered corners, on square pillar. Various memorial tablets of Rawstorne family; one in south aisle, dated 1863, to John Horrocks (d.1804;q.v.); another in chancel, to Christopher Musgrave of Edenfield, Cumbria, (d.1735) of black slate with Arms in the head. Fragments of early stained glass in chancel windows.

Listing NGR: SD5240029001

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357981
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: 13 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01758/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr K. Foster. Source Historic England Archive
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