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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: 1073096



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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357692

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/02/2012

SD 52 SE 3/171

WHITTLE-LE-WOODS TOWN LANE Roman Catholic Church of St. Chad


Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St Chad, originally chapel of 1791, designed by John Ashton and extended in 1857-1868 with the building of a new nave, sanctuary and church tower. The sanctuary was extended in 1888 replacing the earlier apsidal structure. The church was altered internally after severe fire damage in 1959. Coursed sandstone on plinth of large blocks, with stone quoins and dressings, slate roof with stone gable copings. Cruciform plan, nave added in 1896 to south side of original chapel which now forms wide transepts, with chancel on north side; short tower at south end of nave, incorporating entrance porch at ground floor. Nave has 2 windows at the south end (flanking the tower), 3 in each side; transepts have one in the south wall, 2 in the gable walls: all these are tall and round-headed with jamb stones and voussoirs, in vernacular style of similar pre-Emancipation chapels (altered glazing now in all). Tower has openings which are also round- headed, but in Italianate style, the simple doorways on each side set in tall shallow recesses which have moulded semi-circular heads containing circular windows, and impost bands below which are small triple-windows with round-headed lights; the upper stage is a belfry which has on each side 2 louvred openings with moulded semi-circular heads, linked by an impost band; roof is low-pitched, pyramidal, with projecting eaves. Interior: altered since fire, but transept arcades survive: 3 rounded arches with hoodmould, supported by polished columns with octagonal caps. In baptistery is an embroidered sampler, dated 1846, showing "Southill Chapel" at that date.

Listing NGR: SD5962020822

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National Grid Reference: SD 59620 20822


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