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Barrow-in-Furness (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 20281 68756



SD2068NW ST GEORGE'S SQUARE 708-1/14/138 (North side) 06/05/76 Church of St George


Church. 1859-61. By EG Paley, patrons the Duke of Buccleuch and Duke of Devonshire; north aisle of 1867; chapel added 1883, patron Sir James Ramsden. Dry-jointed slate with red ashlar sandstone quoins and dressings; graduated slate roofs. Orientated north-east/south-west; ritual orientation used here. 5-bay nave with separately-roofed aisles, south porch, west porch and 3-stage tower at west end of south aisle; 2-bay chancel with south chapel, north organ chamber and vestry. Gothic Revival style with Geometrical tracery. Plinth; offset buttresses between bays. South aisle: porch to bay 2 has clasping buttresses and pointed arch with hoodmould beneath steep gable with copings and cross. Pointed-arched windows of 3 and 2 lights with hoodmoulds; string course beneath ashlar parapet with water spouts and roll-moulded copings. Tower: offsets below each stage; diagonal buttresses with offsets and gablets; octagonal stair turret at south-east corner. Cusped 2-light window with hoodmould to west side; small 2-light window above; paired 2-light belfry openings with louvres and with slit beneath triangular hoodmould. Cornice with ball-flowers supports oversailing, embattled parapet with roll-moulded merlons. Stair turret has square base with trefoil-headed door to west; offsets, string courses and slit windows; blind cusped lancets and cornice beneath embattled parapet. West porch: door in south side with colonnettes, 2-centred arch and hoodmould. Inner door with ovolo-moulded, pointed arch and hoodmould on angels. West gables of nave and north aisle have offset buttresses and 4-light windows with differing tracery; hoodmoulds, ashlar gable copings. North aisle: pilaster buttresses divide four 2-light windows and one of 3 lights. Chancel: 5-light east window beneath gable with ashlar copings and cross; lower south-aisle gable with 3-light window. South chapel: under same roofline as aisle; octagonal turret at the junction has blind tracery, gablets and crocketed spire with finial; 2-light windows and parapet with quatrefoils. Apsidal north vestry has link to aisle with 3-light mullioned windows, another link to former vicarage (now St George's House, Salthouse Road (qv)); vestry has corbelled stack with 2 round flues. INTERIOR: north aisle now forms church hall. Arcades have alternate octagonal piers and round piers with foliage-carved capitals; double-chamfered arches and hoodmoulds with head-carved stops. Nave roof: arched-braced, collared trusses with cusped wind-braces. South aisle has scissor-braced common rafters. Chancel and south chapel (The Ramsden Chapel) are lined in red ashlar sandstone. Chancel arch has trefoiled responds and carved capitals to cavetto/ovolo moulded arch; north arch to the organ chamber with recess and niche to east; 2 arches on foiled pier to the chapel, sedilia to east; carved scissor-braced trusses. Chapel has arcading around east end with colonnettes, war memorials in 3 of the niches and hoodmould with head-carved stops; wooden, vaulted ceiling. C19 pews. Stained glass to east and west windows; 2 windows to south aisle by Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster. Built as the parish church for the new town of Barrow.

Listing NGR: SD2028168756


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 01 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/02861/11
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