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Church of the Sacred Heart

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6496 / 53°38'58"N

Longitude: -2.6211 / 2°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 359042

OS Northings: 417190

OS Grid: SD590171

Mapcode National: GBR BV47.BG

Mapcode Global: WH97C.QJ1H

Plus Code: 9C5VJ9XH+RH

Entry Name: Church of the Sacred Heart

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357545

Location: Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorley East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chorley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Chorley St James

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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5/30 Church of the Sacred
- II

Church, 1894, by E. Kirby. Yellow rock-faced stone with red
sandstone dressings, slate roof. High nave with aisles and
polygonal apse, in Geometrical style. Principal feature of
interest is tall gable front (to Brooke Street) which has angle
buttresses terminating in short pinnacles, and a giant splayed
and moulded arch of red sandstone with 4 orders. This embraces
a gableted splayed portal with moulded arch within which are
coupled trefoil-headed doorways and a spherical triangle in the
head containing 3 trefoils; above this the wall is panelled,
with decorative coursing. The head of the arch is filled by
a rose window with a cusped centre, containing a cross,
surrounded by 8 quatrefoils. To 1st bay large gabled porches
with deep arch, spherical triangle with flowing tracery over.
Clerestory of arched windows with 2 trefoil lights and a cinquefoil
in the head and hoodmould, between pilaster strips. Interior:
arcade of polished columns with moulded octagonal caps and
2-centred arches; arch-braced roof; high east window breaking the

Listing NGR: SD5904217190

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