CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND PRESBYTERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1287184
Date first listed:
10-May-1988
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND PRESBYTERY, ST JAMES' ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND PRESBYTERY, ST JAMES' ROAD

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 52778 03906

Details

ORRELL ST. JAMES' ROAD SD 50 SW (east side) 8/106 Church of - St. James and Presbytery - II Catholic Church. 1805, lengthened 1841, west tower 1882 (ritual west is actual north). Stone with hipped slate roof. 4-bay nave, north chapel, west tower and presbytery to east. West facade has corbeled frieze, cornice and parapet. Round- headed windows with plain architraves. Porch has aedicule with flat Tuscan pilasters; recessed paired 2-fielded-panel doors and overlight with glazing bars. Cornice and blocking course at eaves level; round-headed niche with statue of St. James and impost band; bell stage, has 2 round-headed bell openings, panelled pilasters and impost band. Top entablature and lead-clad swept ogee domical vault and finial cross. South facade has 1st 2 bays of stone, 2nd 2 bays plastered; round-headed windows. North facade similar. Later chapel of 3 bays with 2-light windows and north entrance. Presbytery is stuccoed, of 2 storeys with attic under gable and 3 bays, small extension to left of 2 storeys and bays. Windows have plaster surrounds. Ground floor has C20 bay windows; extension has sashed windows with glazing bars. 1st floor has sashed windows with glazing bars, window to centre bay is blind with round-headed attic window with casement above; extension similar. Entrance to central bay is round-headed with Tuscan doorcase and fanlight with glazing bars; 2-panel door. Plain round-headed entrance to 2nd bay of extension. Recessed gabled bay to right return. Interior of Church has west gallery on 2 iron columns. East end has Ionic balustrade; Ionic aedicule behind altar with no pediment. C20 altar, reredos and canopy. Flanking altars and reredoses of grey and white marble. 3 segmental arches die into jambs to north chapel; good late C19 stained glass and marble altar and reredos; C20 internal porch.

Listing NGR: SD5277803906

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
403043
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03284/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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