ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1290093
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1984
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, BROWNEDGE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, BROWNEDGE LANE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
South Ribble (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 56061 26218

Details

SD52NE WALTON LE DALE BROWNEDGE LANE

5/128 Roman Catholic Church of the - Blessed Virgin Mary

- II

Church, 1892, by Peter Paul Pugin of Pugin and Pugin; steeple 1867-8 (Pevsner). Stone, slate roof. Early English style. South tower with splay-footed spire, nave with double transepts, and polygonal apsidal chancel embraced by a lower ambulatory. Tower of 3 stages, with angle buttresses, arched and moulded south doorway, 2 cusped lancets with cusped tracery in the head and linked hoodmoulds, triple belfry louvres in square recess on each side; single louvre with hoodmould in each splay of spire. Buttressed 4-bay nave with cross gables to 3 bays; 7 tall lancets, and in each gable a round window with 4 quatrefoils and a hoodmould. Buttressed transepts (and a flying buttress to east transept) with double gables, two 3-light windows with curvilinear tracery. Clerestorey of apse has arched windows with cusped lights and mouchettes, linked by hoodmoulds; ambulatory has rectangular windows with 2 cusped lights. Various flat-roofed offices attached to west transepts link with presbytery (which is not included in the item). Interior: hammerbeam roof with tie-rods and arch-braced collars, the wall posts supported on slim shafts; double transept arches, and transverse arches in the transepts, are supported by polygonal columns and have hoodmoulds with figured stops; side chapels open off transepts, (west transept arches now filled by glazed screen). Wide chancel arch flanked by tall narrow arches leading into ambulatory of polished columns with octagonal caps; ribbed tunnel vault roof to chancel. Very ornate canopied reredos to each of 3 altars.

Listing NGR: SD5606126218

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
358033
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Lancashire, (1969)

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: 21 May 2000
Reference: IOE01/00114/16
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