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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chipping, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8847 / 53°53'4"N

Longitude: -2.5764 / 2°34'34"W

OS Eastings: 362210

OS Northings: 443323

OS Grid: SD622433

Mapcode National: GBR BRGJ.05

Mapcode Global: WH967.DMD8

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182966

Location: Chipping, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Chipping

Built-Up Area: Chipping

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Chipping St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/79 Church of St. Bartholomew


Church, early C16th with earlier remains, restored 1872. Sandstone
rubble now unsympathetically pointed, with stone slate roof. Comprises
a west tower, nave, lower chancel, north aisle under a pitched roof,
south aisle and south porch. The 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses
and an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. The west doorway has
moulded jambs and 2-centred head. Above is the window of 3 trefoiled lights
with panel tracery and hood mould. The belfry openings are each of
2 cusped lights. The north and south aisle windows are restored, with
straight heads and cusped lights. The south porch was rebuilt in 1872
and has an outer doorway with 4-centred head. A chamfered priest's door
to the chancel has a 4-centred head. The dormer on the south side of the
nave was rebuilt in 1873 and has a 5-light mullioned window and a timber
gable. The east window has an elliptical head and 5 cusped lights with
renewed mullions.

Interior. The nave and chancel are undivided. The north and south
arcades have 3 bays each to the nave and 2 to the chancel. Both have
octagonal piers and arches of 2 chamfered orders, but those to the north
are lower and more pointed. Some of the capitals to the north are carved.
The west respond has 2 women's faces with headgear said to be C14th (Pevsner).
The 1st pier from the west has various devices carved on its capital,
including y-tracery on its side and a quatrefoil. The 2nd pier has 5
grotesque faces on its west side, including one of an animal. In the
south wall of the chancel is a C13th piscina with trefoiled head, edge-roll
moulding and nail-head ornament, now lacking its bowl. The nave, chancel
and north aisle roofs are all C19th with arch-braced collars and short king
posts. The south aisle roof is possibly C16th with moulded purlins,
principal rafters and wall plate. The font, at the west end of the south
aisle, is said to be of 1520 (church guide). It is of sandstone and octagonal,
with a shield on each of the sides of the bowl, one with 'IB' for Bradley
of Bradley Hall, and some of the others with instruments of the Passion.
On the base are inverted letters said to stand for Ave Maria Gratia Dominus

Listing NGR: SD6221043323

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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