CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1388286
Date first listed:
30-Apr-1999
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY, AINSWORTH LANE
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY, THICKETFORD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY, AINSWORTH LANE
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY, THICKETFORD ROAD

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

District:
Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 72923 10312

Details



797-1/2/220 THICKETFORD ROAD 30-APR-99 (South side) CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY AINSWORTH LANE CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

II



BOLTON

SD71SW THICKETFORD ROAD 797-1/2/220 (South side) Church of St Augustine of Canterbury

II

Includes: Church of St Augustine of Canterbury AINSWORTH LANE. Parish church. 1883-1886 by R Knill Freeman. Rock faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings and graded slate roof. EXTERIOR AND PLAN: raised over a basement which incorporates the vestry: Nave with lean-to aisles, asymmetrical full- height gabled porch and baptistery to north-west. Chancel of less height, its roof swept down over organ chamber to the north. Asymmetrical gabled wing to west forms porch and baptistery, with doorway to right in arch with fleuron to hoodmould and 2-light square headed window above, below lower sweep of roof. Traceried baptistery window to left of the doorway, with fleuron to hoodmould and Perpendicular traceried window above, blind but for 2 small lancet lights. Continuation of aisle wraps round western angle of church. Central buttress to west wall, with low 3-light window and 4-tier 2-light window above on each side. Small paired foiled lights to aisles (4-bays to north, 5 to south), and stepped 3-light windows with relieving arches over to basement. Buttresses above the aisle divide the clerestory, which has tall 2-light windows with reticulated tracery. Full-height vestry extension to north, under continuation of chancel roof. Canted angle with oriel window to first floor, the roof continued over the angle and carried on timber bracket. Lean-to aisle each side of chancel, forming vestry and chapels. 2-light windows north and south in chancel, and large 5-light east window, flanked by projecting ribs which form a frame above the window for rich Perpendicular blind traceried panelling. INTERIOR: raw brick with stone dressings, the brickwork plastered in chancel only. High 6-bay nave with low and narrow aisles and clerestory. Chancel flanked by vestry and chapel. Gallery occupies western bay of nave, with Lady Chapel below now screened off. Baptistery in adjacent bay to north, with high arcade arch. Arcade with plain chamfered responds and moulded arches, with 2-light window above forming a high clerestory divided by pilasters sprung from corbels between each arcade arch. Steep roof with cusped principal rafters and collar. Narrow lean-to aisles, structurally divided by buttresses cut by arches. Banded brick and stone chancel arch, with bands of traceried panelling at the level of the springing of the arch. Chancel raised up steps (and formerly divided from the nave by a screen); 2-bay arcade each side, opening to side chapel. Organ loft over stairs to north, with painted panelling. High reredos to altar, renaissance style, with gilding. Sedilia to north with fleurons to hoodmould, and piscina to south. Keeled chancel ceiling. Chapel to south of chancel with early C20 triptych as war memorial reredos. East window by Henry Holiday, as WW I memorial; figures of saints, mainly early C20, in aisles. Font in north-west baptistery, a plain cylindrical basin with low reliefs and gilded painted lettering. (BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).

Listing NGR: SD7292310312

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
476286
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South 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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