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Church of St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0754 / 54°4'31"N

Longitude: -2.7012 / 2°42'4"W

OS Eastings: 354217

OS Northings: 464607

OS Grid: SD542646

Mapcode National: GBR 9PL9.0V

Mapcode Global: WH842.GTYM

Plus Code: 9C6V37GX+4G

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 4 October 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182097

Location: Caton-with-Littledale, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Caton-with-Littledale

Built-Up Area: Caton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Caton with Littledale

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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4.10.1967 Church of St. Paul


Church, 1865-7 by Paley, with tower probably C16th, and with Norman remains.
Snecked sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a west tower, nave with
clearstorey, lower chancel, north and south aisles, north transeptal organ
chamber, and south porch. The 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses and an
embattled parapet. The bell openings are of 3 round-headed lights under a
flat head with hood. The west door has a pointed head with 2 hollow-chamfered
orders, and a hood. Above is a window of 3 cusped lights with Perpendicular
tracery under a segmental head. South aisle has 4 bays to east of porch,
separated by buttresses. The windows have flat heads with hoods, and are of 3
lights with Perpendicular tracery. To the left of the right-hand window is a
priest's door with moulded pointed head. The 4 clearstorey windows have flat
heads and have, alternately, pointed and ogee lights. The east window has a
segmental head, 3 cusped ogee lights, and Perpendicular tracery. In the west
wall of the north aisle is a Norman doorway with one order of columns with
scalloped capitals. The inner order of the arch is cut from a tympanum with
figure decoration. The doorway is filled in with medieval cross slabs and
coffin lids. Interior has nave arcades of 4 bays with pointed arches and
octagonal piers. The chancel arch is similar, as are the arches between the
chancel and the north organ chamber and south chapel. The roof has trusses
carried on stone corbels, with arch-braces and king posts. A number of wall
tablets have been re-set from the earlier church, including 4 by Websters of
Kendal, and a figure and urn in relief by C. Regnart. Edwards, M., 'Medieval
Cross Slabs and Coffin Lids in North Lancashire', Contrebis, vol.5, 1977,
p.p. 1-22.

Listing NGR: SD5421764607

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