BISPHAM PARISH CHURCH (ALL HALLOWS)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1362390
Date first listed:
20-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
BISPHAM PARISH CHURCH (ALL HALLOWS), ALL HALLOWS ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BISPHAM PARISH CHURCH (ALL HALLOWS), ALL HALLOWS ROAD

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

District:
Blackpool (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 31902 40578

Details

SD 34 SW BLACKPOOL ALL HALLOWS ROAD, BISPHAM

1/1 Bispham Parish Church (All Hallows)

II

Church, 1883, by John Lowe of Manchester: third building on the site of the original church of the parish of Bispham, until 1821 the only church in Blackpool; incorporates fragments of early C12th masonry. Stone with slate roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, in minimally Early English style. Tower with angle-buttresses, squinch-set stair turret on north side, 3 belfry louvres on east side parapet and pinnacles. Nave of 5 bays, buttressed, a gabled porch to the west bay, and one pair of single-light cusped windows in each of the other bays. Chancel with transepts, the northern one very short; each has 2 pairs of similar windows, and a round trefoil window in the gable. Triple light east window. South doorway is 1883 restoration of Norman original, incorporating fragments of original masonry: principally, 2 pairs of scalloped capitals on each side, and an uncertain number of chevron-patterned voussoirs in the outer band; middle band of raised chevrons with carved signs of the zodiac is Victorian interpretation of signs said to have been found carved upon originals when whitewash was removed (VCH Vol. 7 p. 244). Interior: king-post roof on arched braces rising from wall posts supported by stone corbels; ground floor of tower wall incorporates an ancient piscina hewn from a square block, a round arch with hollowed spandrels above it; north transept has painted wooden Commandment Table on west wall.

Listing NGR: SD3190240578

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
183657
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1906), 244

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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