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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Colne, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8572 / 53°51'26"N

Longitude: -2.1703 / 2°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 388897

OS Northings: 440125

OS Grid: SD888401

Mapcode National: GBR FR8V.Y1

Mapcode Global: WHB7R.M9RT

Plus Code: 9C5VVR4H+VV

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 29 January 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186226

Location: Colne, Pendle, Lancashire, BB8

County: Lancashire

District: Pendle

Civil Parish: Colne

Built-Up Area: Colne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Colne St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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7/85 Church of St Bartholomew


Church. Mainly early C16. Nave, chancel, lean-to south aisle and double north
aisle under M roof, west tower. Tower has moulded plinth, and offset angle
buttresses to western corners. Pointed arched west door and 3-light window above,
flanked by 4 shields. 3-light pointed transomed belfry windows. Square south east
stair turret and oversailing embattled parapet. South aisle has straight-headed
windows of 4 arched lights with hoodmoulds, 3-light clerestory windows. The last
bay of the nave aisle has a large pointed 3-light window under a gable. East window
of 5 lights with rectilinear tracery. North aisle has uncusped tracery to various
3- and 2-light windows, and a pointed 4-light window to gabled organ-loft. South
porch is gabled and embattled with large cubical sundial on apex. It protects a
doorway with pointed head and quarter-round moulded surround, probably C14, and
3 tombstones now attached to the wall, including that of Richard Horsfall of Malsis
d.1644. Semi-circular mounting block attached to porch. Interior: Nave has north
arcade of early C13, 4 bays with round columns and semi-circular responds. South
arcade on octagonal columns. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave roof of 6 bays,
alternating moulded tie-beam trusses and arch-braced collars, all with collars
braced to ridge, and small cusped wind braces. Chancel roof of 5 bays elaborates
this pattern, with the arched braces rising from short hammer-beams. 3-bay chancel
arcade on octagonal columns. Two north aisles have arch-braced collar roofs.
Concave-sides early C16 octagonal font with symbols of Passion and initials LT
(Laurence Townley). Good late C19 pews, chancel and parclose screens, pulpit, the
chancel aisle screens being C16. Wall monuments to Christopher and John Emmott,
1746, a scrolled tablet surmounted by a bust and a medallion, and Richard Emmott,
1761, a putto holding a shield.

Listing NGR: SD8889740125

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