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Parish Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Brindle, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7134 / 53°42'48"N

Longitude: -2.6087 / 2°36'31"W

OS Eastings: 359919

OS Northings: 424280

OS Grid: SD599242

Mapcode National: GBR BT7H.0L

Mapcode Global: WH96Z.WXXM

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 April 1967

Last Amended: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184305

Location: Brindle, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Brindle

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Brindle St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 52 SE
5/54 Parish Church of St. James
17.4.67 (Formerly listed as Church of
GV St James)

Church. Late medieval tower and north chapel, nave of 1817, with chancel
1869-70. Sandstone with nave of dressed gritstone, slate roofs.
Perpendicular 4-stage west tower with chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses
and south-east stair-turret, has low Tudor-arched west doorway with hollowed
surround, above this a restored 3-light window under a hoodmould with shield
stops, a clock face, and 2-light louvred belfry windows with Perpendicular
tracery and hoodmoulds; on north and south sides chamfered looplights, and
gargoyles below a dripcourse carried round the whole; embattled parapet with
crocketed corner pinnacles. Short and broad nave (extending to north of
tower), of 4 bays, has gabled porch to 1st bay on south side, large 3-light
arched windows with transoms and intersecting tracery. Two-bay chancel has
square-headed 2-light windows and large 5-light east window with Perpendicular
tracery. Chapel to north of this, raised and restored, has Tudor-arched
3-light window with hollow-moulded reveal and cusped lights, and a blank arch
above, and on the north side a square-headed window with 3 similar cusped
lights and hollow spandrels (C19 vestry covers most of this wall). Set
against the east wall of this chapel are 3 medieval gravestones with incised
crosses. Interior: wide auditorium formed by incorporation of former aisle in
early C19, formerly galleried; at east end large but unequal 2-centred arches
to chapel and chancel, with 2 orders of moulding, semi-octagonal responds; 3
large queen-post roof trusses with arch bracing to collars and much ornamental
openwork; brass chandelier of 1792 (Pevsner) with 2 tiers of arms; small stone
tub font; over south door a shouldered panel painted with arms of George III;
and on tower wall two C18 shouldered panels listing benefactions to the poor
and the school.

Listing NGR: SD5991924280

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