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Church of St Luke

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farnworth, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3844 / 53°23'3"N

Longitude: -2.7275 / 2°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 351706

OS Northings: 387751

OS Grid: SJ517877

Mapcode National: GBR 9YD9.9H

Mapcode Global: WH87K.26G9

Plus Code: 9C5V97MC+QX

Entry Name: Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 30 May 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56055

ID on this website: 101130417

Location: St Luke's Church, Farnworth, Halton, Cheshire, WA8

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Farnworth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Widnes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Farnworth St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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2/94 Church of St. Luke

30.5.63 II*

Parish Church 1190 with C14 tower and alterations in C17 and C19. Red
sandstone with slate roof. Square west tower 5 bay nave,side aisles,
a south transept and chancel narrower and less lofty than the nave.
Entrance porches are opposite in north and south aisles. Tower has
corner buttresses, curvilinear west window and smaller louvred
windows to all faced at bell-stage. Aisle windows curvilinear or
lancet forms but there are perpendicular windows in the chancel and
south transept. Clerestorey windows are pitched dormers, very little
stained glass. The tower, chancel and transept are crenellated and
the chancel has crocketted finials.
Interior arcade gothic arches supported on octagonal columns with
exception of the 2 north east bays which are circular with stiff leaf
caps and common to the memorial chapel. The chancel has choir stalls
with poppyheads. Oak screens separate the chapel from the north
aisle and nave and the choir from the organ chamber. The chancel has
a fine panelled oak ceiling and the nave braced collar trusses. The
chapel contains good alabaster and marble monuments from 1635 and

Listing NGR: SJ5170687751

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