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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7102 / 53°42'36"N

Longitude: -2.2886 / 2°17'18"W

OS Eastings: 381049

OS Northings: 423795

OS Grid: SD810237

Mapcode National: GBR DTGJ.BQ

Mapcode Global: WH97B.T0DH

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185736

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

SD 82 SW

RAWTENSTALL, Constable Lee,
Church of St. Paul


Church, dated 1903 at west end, by Paley and Austin. Coursed sandstone with
2-span slate roof. Low building at top of slope. Nave with chancel, south
aisle to same height under separate roof; in late medieval style. Six bays:
south aisle has gabled porch to 1st bay with moulded arch doorway and niche
above containing a statue, another porch to 4th bay with moulded arch doorway
and set-back parapet, to left of this a large flat-headed window with chamfered
surround, king mullion, and 4 lights with tracery in the heads; and 4 other
windows, all in 2-centred arched chamfered openings with hoodmoulds, the 1st
of 2 lights and the others all 3 lights, all with geometrical tracery. North
side of nave has 2 similar windows. West end of 2 equal gables separated by a
prominent buttress has a similar but taller window to the aisle, a 4-light
window to the nave with perpendicular tracery; chancel has wide arched 5-light
window with perpendicular tracery, and a hoodmould. Interior: 7-bay arcade
of squat octagonal columns carrying wide double-chamfered 2-centred arches;
collar-beam roof with Queen posts and collars; font with very tall
Gothic-style carved font cover. History: originally intended west tower not
built because of sloping site. (Reference: Alfred Peel Crawshawbooth and
District n.d., pp.74-76).

Listing NGR: SD8104923795

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