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Preston (District Authority)
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SD 55040 30182



SD5530 ST LUKE'S PLACE 941-1/5/260 (North side) 20/12/89 Church of St Luke


Church. 1858-9, by E.H.Shellard. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof. South-west tower with spire, nave with north and south aisles, chancel with north organ-house and south vestry. Early English style. The square tower has 5 stages distinguished by moulded bands, small angle-buttresses and an extruded stair-turret at the north-west corner (up to the 4th stage); a 2-centred arched south doorway under a trefoil-headed outer arch with small shafts, a small lancet to the 2nd stage, a small loop-light in each side of the other stages including the stair-turret, and triple-arcading with shafts in each side of the top 2 stages, the lower of which is shorter with narrow lancets, and the upper furnished with stone belfry louvres; the corners have angel gargoyles and octagonal pinnacles; the octagonal broach spire has 2-light lucarnes between the pinnacles and small single-light lucarnes halfway up the other sides. The 6-bay nave, the aisles, and the chancel have buttresses, and moulded bands carried round, the lowest above the plinth, the 2nd linking the sills and the topmost linking the hoodmoulds of the windows; the aisles have pairs of lancets with double-chamfered surrounds, the north aisle has in the 2nd bay a porch which has a trefoil-headed doorway with shafts and a steeply-pitched roof, and continued at the east end (forming a transept to the chancel) a gabled organ-house which has one lancet in each side and a quatrefoil in the gable. The nave has 6 small circular clerestory windows, and its west end has 2 tall lancets with shafts, 2 small looplights below, and a wheel window above. The chancel, which is short but almost full height, has a tall stepped triple-lancet window with shafts and hoodmoulds with carved stops, and attached to its south side a small gabled vestry with a trefoil-headed doorway, 2 lancets to the right, and a steeply-pitched roof and tall side chimney. Most windows have original geometrical leaded glazing. INTERIOR: 6-bay arcades of double-chamfered arches on columns with moulded annular caps (but the 3 western bays now partitioned, an upper floor inserted, and the choir gallery brought forward to make meeting rooms on both floors); arch-braced kingpost roof trusses on stone corbels; double-chamfered arches to organ chamber and to chancel, the latter having an inserted wrought-iron screen; 5-bay blind arcaded reredos with trefoil tracery; original pitch-pine furnishings including pews with doors, numbers, and umbrella racks, circular pedestal pulpit with trefoiled open arcading, and desk in matching style; dado band of patterned tiles; square stone font on 4 columns; stained glass War Memorial window in south aisle.

Listing NGR: SD5504030182

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 29 August 2017.


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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: 11 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14360/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ian Heywood. Source Historic England Archive
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