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Church of St Luke

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.766 / 53°45'57"N

Longitude: -2.6835 / 2°41'0"W

OS Eastings: 355040

OS Northings: 430182

OS Grid: SD550301

Mapcode National: GBR TDC.35

Mapcode Global: WH85M.RLBR

Plus Code: 9C5VQ888+CH

Entry Name: Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 20 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207329

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392152

Location: St. Matthew's, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Matthew's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston The Risen Lord

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/5/260 (North side)
20/12/89 Church of St Luke


Church. 1858-9, by E.H.Shellard. Coursed squared sandstone,
slate roof. South-west tower with spire, nave with north and
south aisles, chancel with north organ-house and south vestry.
Early English style. The square tower has 5 stages
distinguished by moulded bands, small angle-buttresses and an
extruded stair-turret at the north-west corner (up to the 4th
stage); a 2-centred arched south doorway under a
trefoil-headed outer arch with small shafts, a small lancet to
the 2nd stage, a small loop-light in each side of the other
stages including the stair-turret, and triple-arcading with
shafts in each side of the top 2 stages, the lower of which is
shorter with narrow lancets, and the upper furnished with
stone belfry louvres; the corners have angel gargoyles and
octagonal pinnacles; the octagonal broach spire has 2-light
lucarnes between the pinnacles and small single-light lucarnes
halfway up the other sides. The 6-bay nave, the aisles, and
the chancel have buttresses, and moulded bands carried round,
the lowest above the plinth, the 2nd linking the sills and the
topmost linking the hoodmoulds of the windows; the aisles have
pairs of lancets with double-chamfered surrounds, the north
aisle has in the 2nd bay a porch which has a trefoil-headed
doorway with shafts and a steeply-pitched roof, and continued
at the east end (forming a transept to the chancel) a gabled
organ-house which has one lancet in each side and a quatrefoil
in the gable. The nave has 6 small circular clerestory
windows, and its west end has 2 tall lancets with shafts, 2
small looplights below, and a wheel window above. The chancel,
which is short but almost full height, has a tall stepped
triple-lancet window with shafts and hoodmoulds with carved
stops, and attached to its south side a small gabled vestry
with a trefoil-headed doorway, 2 lancets to the right, and a
steeply-pitched roof and tall side chimney. Most windows have
original geometrical leaded glazing.
INTERIOR: 6-bay arcades of double-chamfered arches on columns
with moulded annular caps (but the 3 western bays now
partitioned, an upper floor inserted, and the choir gallery
brought forward to make meeting rooms on both floors);
arch-braced kingpost roof trusses on stone corbels;
double-chamfered arches to organ chamber and to chancel, the
latter having an inserted wrought-iron screen; 5-bay blind
arcaded reredos with trefoil tracery; original pitch-pine
furnishings including pews with doors, numbers, and umbrella
racks, circular pedestal pulpit with trefoiled open arcading,
and desk in matching style; dado band of patterned tiles;
square stone font on 4 columns; stained glass War Memorial
window in south aisle.

Listing NGR: SD5504030182

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 29 August 2017.

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