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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westhoughton, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5347 / 53°32'4"N

Longitude: -2.5179 / 2°31'4"W

OS Eastings: 365771

OS Northings: 404347

OS Grid: SD657043

Mapcode National: GBR BWVK.PN

Mapcode Global: WH980.9F73

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 19 August 1986

Last Amended: 3 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210567

Location: Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5

County: Bolton

Civil Parish: Westhoughton

Built-Up Area: Westhoughton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Daisy Hill St James

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

The following building:-

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:-

(east side)

12/87 Church of St James

- 19.8.86 II*

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

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