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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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES

List entry Number: 1067273

Location

CHURCH OF ST JAMES, DAISY HILL

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

County District District Type Parish
BoltonMetropolitan AuthorityWesthoughton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1986

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Oct-1994

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 210567

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

The following building:-

WEST HOUGHTON ST JAMES STREET SD 60 SE (east side) Daisy Hill

12/87 Church of St James

- II

shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the entry amended to read:-

SD 60 SE WEST HOUGHTON DAISY HILL (east side)

12/87 Church of St James

- 19.8.86 II*

------------------------------------ 12/87 WESTHOUGHTON ST. JAMES STREET SD 60 SE (east side) Daisy Hill

12/87 Church of St. James - - II

Church. 1879-81. By Paley and Austin. Brick and terracotta with slate roof. Nave, chancel, north transept and vestry and south bell turret. Nave of 3 irregular bays has sill course and top cornice and parapet; coped gables. Windows have Perpendicular tracery of 3 lights, the western bay on north side has no window, the eastern bay on south side has paired 2-light windows; weathered buttresses. Gabled north porch; pointed entrance with carved spandrels, gable has cusped-arched panelling. West end has 5-light window with moulded arch in square architrave with blind tracery spandrels. Transept has hipped roof, 3-light window and projecting entrance under hipped roof. Organ loft has gable-end straight-headed tracery window of 2 lights with transom. Gabled vestry has 2-light segmental-headed east window, straight-headed window and entrance to north. Chancel has 2 deep, gabled buttresses flanking segmental- headed east window of 6 lights over later lean-to shed; 4- light segmental-headed window to north and south. bell turret breaks forward. Pointed entrance and round-headed lights to windows to lowest stage. 2nd stage has 2-light traceried window to left of stair lights. Top stage has flat gabled buttresses and 2 open traceried bell openings and traceried gable ends; top gabled bell opening has weather cock. Interior: Nave has king post trusses and boarded roof. Wainscotting and sill course. Contemporary light fittings. Chancel arch on responds; transept arch with no capitals. Timber pulpit on stone base has frieze of lights with rectangular pierced panels above. Chancel has segmental-pointed timber tunnel vault. 2-bay arcade to organ loft. Windows have inner mullions. High reredos with linen -fold panelling and cusped panelling, high cupboard and cresting, the altar moved forward. Sedilia and piscina with traceried heads. Timber organ case. East window by Morris and Co., 1897-8; Epiphany and Saints, "One of their (Paley and Austin's) most masterly performances", N. Pevsner "Buildings of England: South Lancashire", p.104.

Listing NGR: SD6577104347

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969), 104

National Grid Reference: SD 65771 04347

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