Christ Church


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Statutory Address:
Christ Church, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5AH


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Statutory Address:
Christ Church, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5AH

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

Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 68564 09415


SD60NE 797-1/3/55

BOLTON CHORLEY NEW ROAD (North side) Christ Church

II Parish church. 1896. William Knill Freeman, architect. Coursed and squared stone with red sandstone dressings and Westmorland slate roof (replacing original red tiled roof in 1945). Perpendicular style. PLAN: nave with two lean-to aisles, transepts and chancel.

EXTERIOR: gabled south porch with steep moulded arched doorway, four bays to aisles each with three-light rectilinear traceried windows between buttresses. Two three-light windows to transepts, with oval window over. Similar window to south vestry, with octagonal turret with wood traceried bell-chamber, and octagonal bell-cast roof with lucarnes, at eastern angle. Seven-light Perpendicular east window to chancel.

INTERIOR: six bay arcade with octagonal shafts with ring capitals and double chamfered arches, the arcade continuing uninterrupted by the transepts. Clustered shafts to chancel arch, carried on corbels. Keeled roof, with hammerbeam principal trusses. Traceried openwork wood chancel screen raised on low stone plinth wall, dated 1901. Pulpit with linenfold and open-work traceried panels. Canopied choir stalls probably installed at about the same time. Willis organ of 1903, (rebuilt 1948) in case of similar style. Timber reredos with canopy over altar, and tiered traceried panelling with vine-scroll frieze, extended with simpler detail across entire east end in 1901. Originally intended to have plain glazing, some stained glass installed in aisles and to west end c1920. Font at west end, a large natural shell on alabaster base.

Listing NGR: SD6856409415


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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: 18 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01489/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H Swain. Source Historic England Archive
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