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Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Euxton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6666 / 53°39'59"N

Longitude: -2.6767 / 2°40'36"W

OS Eastings: 355386

OS Northings: 419112

OS Grid: SD553191

Mapcode National: GBR 9VR1.9C

Mapcode Global: WH866.V3KG

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357644

Location: Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Euxton

Built-Up Area: Euxton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Euxton

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


Roman Catholic Church of
5/127 St. Mary

Church, 1864-5, by Edward Welby Pugin. Rock faced red sandstone, slate roof with
some fishscale patterning. Nave with high aisles (no clerestory) a gabled
porch at each end of south side, transepts, 3-sided apse. Five bays,
Gableted angle-buttresses rising above eaves at each end, buttresses to
aisles, transepts and porches; moulded sill band; except windows of porches,
most openings have hoodmoulds with figured stops; aisles have
2-light lancet windows, east gable has at ground floor a row of 6
trefoil-headed lancets and above this 2 windows with reticulated tracery,
between which is a pedestal to a niche above containing a statue of
madonna and child; porches have moulded arched doorways in the outer
side walls, and elongated ogee-headed trefoil windows in the gables.
West end (apse) has 9 small cusped lancets (3 in each side) set under the
eaves; modern single storey brick extension now embracing apse incorporates
original foundation stone. Interior: nave arcade of alternately round and
octagonal polished columns, all with simply moulded octagonal caps
supporting moulded 2-centred arches; aisles have moulded pointed lateral
arches springing from capitals of nave arcade. Wagon roof. East gallery
carried on three 2-centred arches on small columns. Beneath floor at
west end is family vault of Andertons of Euxton Hall (q.v.) now sealed.
History: drawings by Canon John Worthy (the parish priest who founded
the church), now in presbytery, show that he contributed to the initial
design of the church.

Listing NGR: SD5538619112

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

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