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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1384470



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484904

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SD50NE HIELAND ROAD, Whelley 24-1/2/135 Church of St Stephen 11/07/83


Church. 1930-38, in several builds, by Austin and Paley. Snecked sandstone rubble, green slate roofs. Free Perpendicular style. PLAN: nave and chancel in one, with low north and south aisles, south porch, vestry parallel to chancel. EXTERIOR: the nave has broad clasping buttresses at the west end, a canted baptistery between these, above this a large transomed 4-light west window, and on the south side 4 large 3-light clerestory windows with Perpendicular tracery. The south aisle has a prominent gabled porch to the 1st bay with diagonal buttresses, and a 2-centred arched doorway moulded in 2 orders with a hood-mould stepped over a shield at the apex; pairs of square-headed windows with arched lights and hollow spandrels, and at the east end a small porch with arched side door and hipped roof. The chancel has a canted east end with a parapet, and buttresses flanking a large 5-light window with simple Perpendicular tracery. The tall 2-bay vestry attached to its south side has on the south side 2 square-headed 2-light windows with cusped lights, mouchette tracery and hood-moulds with deep returned ends; and at the east end a broad corner buttress with offsets, a 2-centred arched 3-light east window with Perpendicular tracery, flanked by pilaster buttresses carried up to a large gabled bellcote. INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD5929006702

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National Grid Reference: SD 59290 06702


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