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Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Brindle, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7332 / 53°43'59"N

Longitude: -2.6052 / 2°36'18"W

OS Eastings: 360175

OS Northings: 426484

OS Grid: SD601264

Mapcode National: GBR BT78.SG

Mapcode Global: WH96Z.YFMD

Plus Code: 9C5VP9MV+7W

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 17 April 1967

Last Amended: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163334

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184287

Location: Brindle, Chorley, Lancashire, PR5

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Brindle

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Brindle St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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SD 62 NW
2/36 Roman Catholic Church of
St. Joseph (Formerly listed as
17.4.62 RC Chapel of St Joseph)

Roman Catholic church, dated 1786 on north gable, enlarged 1832, 1889 and
1896. Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins, slate roof. Six bays on
north-south axis, with east transept to south end. Simple classical style,
with plinth, sill band, moulded eaves cornice, round-headed windows;
pedimented north gable has round-headed doorway with rusticated voussoirs, a
Venetian window above with consoles to the sill, blind rectangular windows
flanking this, and in the pediment a quatrefoil panel lettered.

Behold O Lord our
I will come into THY House I will
worship towards THY Holy Temple
in Thy FEAR

Side walls have tall round-headed windows with Gibbs surrounds; west side has
rusticated quoins to end of 5th bay, a lean-to extension to the added bay
beyond; east side has in corresponding position a short transept with
semi-circular apsidal south end; south gable has blind oeil-de-boeuf in the
apex, and below this level a lower addition (sanctuary) linked to presbytery
(q.v.). Interior: added south bay in Baroque style, with large Corinthian
demi-columns of polished stone on pedestals, blind arcades with large
paintings in the side bays and an elliptical sanctuary arch in the centre
framing a large Baroque-style tripartitie reredos (of 1889); carved pulpit
with sounding board in similar style. Reference: George Birtill In the
Footsteps of the Faithful: a history of St. Joseph's, Brindle 1677-1977 (1977)

Listing NGR: SD6017526484

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