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

West Lancashire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 44547 04261


BICKERSTAFFE CHURCH ROAD SD 40 SW 13/25 Church of Holy Trinity - GV II

Church. 1843 by Sydney Smirke. Enlarged 1860. Sandstone ashlar with slate roofs. Comprises a west tower with spire, nave, lower chancel, north aisle under a pitched roof, and north vestry. The tower has angle buttresses, paired lancet bell openings, and corner pinnacles with flying buttresses to the stone spire. The west doorway projects slightly under a gable and is moulded with angle shafts. The tympanum is carved with 3 angels. The west window of the north aisle, which was added in 1860, is of 3 lights with Geometric tracery. The south wall of the nave is of 3 lights separated by buttresses with pinnacles and has a corbel table below a parapet. The windows are paired lancets. In the south wall of the chancel is a single lancet. The 3-sided east end has similar windows. The east window of the vestry is of 2 pointed lights with a foiled circle in the head. The north wall of the aisle is of 3 bays. The western bay is occupied by a doorway with trefoiled head and angle shafts within a gabled projection. Interior: north arcade of 4 bays. The pointed arches are plastered, have 2 plain orders, and spring from round piers with moulded capitals. At the west end of the nave is a gallery with timber front carried on timber posts. The king-post roof has curved braces to raised tie-beams. The plastered chancel arch is pointed and chamfered. Around the apse is a blind arcade of pointed arches springing from engaged shafts. The octagonal font is decorated with interlaced round arches. The apse windows contain glass from the late 1860s showing scenes from the life of Christ.

Listing NGR: SD4454704261


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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: 29 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03115/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Simon Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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