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Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 74088 09574



SD70NW ROSCOW AVENUE, Breightmet 797-1/4/236 (West side (off)) Church of St James


Parish church. 1855-6. WR Corson, architect. Coursed and squared stone with heavy slate roofs. Early English style. West tower and brooch spire, nave with 2 aisles, clerestory and chancel. EXTERIOR: clasping buttresses to 3-stage tower with plate traceried west window, clock and plate traceried bell-chamber lights. Corbel table then spire with lucarnes and weather vane. Plate traceried west windows in aisles, which have paired lancets north and south, and stepped triple lancet windows to west of south door which is in gabled porch with shafts to chamfered arch. Similar paired lancets to clerestory. Vestry as cross-wing to north-east, with octagonal stack on gable end. Plate traceried chancel windows to north and south, and geometric traceried east window of 3 lights. INTERIOR: stilted west tower arch, and nave arcade of 6 bays with short alternately cylindrical and octagonal shafts carrying double chamfered arches. Curved principal trusses carried on wall posts support king post and collar, with intermediate scissor-braced trusses. Steep chancel arch, and common rafter roof to chancel. Encaustic tiled floor to sanctuary. Stone reredos erected as memorial for WW I. Choir stalls and open pews apparently C19 (possibly original); pulpit dated 1927. Stained glass includes one north window signed Reuben Bennett of Manchester, 1904; WJ Pearce of Manchester, 1912, and Heaton Butler and Bayne, 1901, in south aisle. (BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).

Listing NGR: SD7408809574


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)


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: 27 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/05831/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Patrick Norris. Source Historic England Archive
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