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Burnley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 84784 31814



SD83SW OXFORD ROAD, Burnley Wood 906-1/3/170 (East side) 29/09/77 Church of St Stephen


Church. 1876-9, by John Green. Snecked rock-faced sandstone, slate roofs. Nave with north-west tower, north and south aisles, chancel with south vestry. EXTERIOR: the 3-stage tower, with angle buttresses, an embattled parapet with prominent corner gargoyles, and an octagonal north-west stair turret terminating in an open arcade above parapet level, has steps up to a gabled porch with a 2-centred arched west doorway which has a moulded surround with set-in shafts of polished pink granite and a hood-mould with figured stops, and gable coping with an apex cross; a band of triangular trefoil windows above the porch; a set-back 2nd stage with a clock face set in Gothic blind arcading; a 2-centred arched belfry window with shafts, plate tracery and a hood-mould with figured stops; and a band of blind arcading below the parapet. The 5-bay nave has a 2-centred arched 4-light west window with trefoil lights and multifoil tracery; its aisles and clerestory have small paired cusped lancet windows. The chancel has a 3-light east window with geometrical tracery; and the vestry forming a wing on its south side has a 3-sided apsidal south end, buttressed, with tall traceried lancet windows. INTERIOR: 5-bay aisle arcades with cylindrical columns which have prominent carved crocketed caps, carrying double-chamfered 2-centred arches (the arches of the 2 western-most bays on each side now blocked and parish rooms inserted at that end); tall 2-centred chancel arch with moulding including shafts of polished pink granite and hood-mould with angel terminals; arch-braced king-post roof with wall-posts supported by detached shafts which have foliated corbels and caps; stained glass War Memorial west window.

Listing NGR: SD8478431814

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 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: 15 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07407/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter J. Sturtivant. Source Historic England Archive
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