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Roman Catholic Church of St James the Less

A Grade II Listed Building in Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7081 / 53°42'29"N

Longitude: -2.2882 / 2°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 381074

OS Northings: 423559

OS Grid: SD810235

Mapcode National: GBR DTGK.DG

Mapcode Global: WH97B.T2K3

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St James the Less

Listing Date: 7 June 1971

Last Amended: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185735

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Cribden

Built-Up Area: Rawtenstall

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Constable Lee St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


6/156 Roman Catholic Church of
7.6.1971 St James the Less
(formerly listed under Constablelee)
- II

Church, 1845, said to be by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Sandstone random rubble, steeply-pitched slate roof with large gable copings. Nave, small north-west tower with pyramidal top, chancel with side offices; small building in simple Early English style. Gable to road. Three stage tower incorporating porch has angle buttresses, slightly projecting gabled porch which has moulded arched doorway with shafts and hoodmould with figured stops, a niche containing a
statue above the door, and gable coping with carved stops; single-light
windows to 2nd stage, set-back top stage with plate-traceried 2-light belfry
louvres and corbel table with figured corners (lean-to stair turret in angle
to rear). West gable of nave has large triple lancet window flanked by single
lancets, a wheel window above. Buttressed 5-bay nave with a lancet in each
bay except 2nd on south side which has a gabled porch with moulded arched
doorway and hoodmould with figured stops, and 4th and 5th which have modern
office attached. Two-bay chancel has triple lancet east window and above this
a circular window containing 3 trefoils; attached on south side a vestry with
triple lancet window and very tall gable chimney. Interior: very simple.

Listing NGR: SD8107423559

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

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