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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8107 / 53°48'38"N

Longitude: -2.2028 / 2°12'10"W

OS Eastings: 386740

OS Northings: 434951

OS Grid: SD867349

Mapcode National: GBR FS1C.WQ

Mapcode Global: WHB7Y.4H90

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184011

Location: Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Civil Parish: Briercliffe

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Briercliffe St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


3/5 Church of St. James
- II

Church. 1840, probably by Edmund Sharpe. Squared sandstone, stone slate
roof. Nave with short chancel, west steeple. Early English style.
Three-span roof (belying single vessel interior); pilaster buttresses
making 5 bays on south side, 4 on north side, the westernmost with small
lancets at upper level (lighting the staircases), the others all with tall
coupled lancets; east end has stepped triple lancet to chancel, single
lancet each side (north side terminated at 4th bay). At west end 2-stage
tower is partly embraced by pseudo-aisles (which are gabled), has 2-centred
arched west door, 2 lancets above, gables on each side, octagonal drum and
belfry with a lancet in each side, and short octagonal spire.
Interior: except for porch incorporated in tower and staircases each side,
and chancel and organ house at east end, a single vessel with flat ceiling
supported by very slim iron columns rising through (panelled) galleries on
3 sides; galleries approached by 1/4-turn staircases with stick balusters
and ramped handrails; chamfered 2-centred chancel arch and matching arch to
organ house on south side; brass double candelabra attached to frieze of
gallery; pitch pine pews at ground floor, box pews in gallery. Unusually
unaltered example of early C19 church.

Listing NGR: SD8674034951

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

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