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Church of St Stephen

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7824 / 53°46'56"N

Longitude: -2.2324 / 2°13'56"W

OS Eastings: 384784

OS Northings: 431814

OS Grid: SD847318

Mapcode National: GBR DSVP.HV

Mapcode Global: WHB83.P654

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 29 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467163

Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Rosehill with Burnley Wood

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


BURNLEY

SD83SW OXFORD ROAD, Burnley Wood
906-1/3/170 (East side)
29/09/77 Church of St Stephen

II

Church. 1876-9, by John Green. Snecked rock-faced sandstone,
slate roofs. Nave with north-west tower, north and south
aisles, chancel with south vestry.
EXTERIOR: the 3-stage tower, with angle buttresses, an
embattled parapet with prominent corner gargoyles, and an
octagonal north-west stair turret terminating in an open
arcade above parapet level, has steps up to a gabled porch
with a 2-centred arched west doorway which has a moulded
surround with set-in shafts of polished pink granite and a
hood-mould with figured stops, and gable coping with an apex
cross; a band of triangular trefoil windows above the porch; a
set-back 2nd stage with a clock face set in Gothic blind
arcading; a 2-centred arched belfry window with shafts, plate
tracery and a hood-mould with figured stops; and a band of
blind arcading below the parapet. The 5-bay nave has a
2-centred arched 4-light west window with trefoil lights and
multifoil tracery; its aisles and clerestory have small paired
cusped lancet windows. The chancel has a 3-light east window
with geometrical tracery; and the vestry forming a wing on its
south side has a 3-sided apsidal south end, buttressed, with
tall traceried lancet windows.
INTERIOR: 5-bay aisle arcades with cylindrical columns which
have prominent carved crocketed caps, carrying
double-chamfered 2-centred arches (the arches of the 2
western-most bays on each side now blocked and parish rooms
inserted at that end); tall 2-centred chancel arch with
moulding including shafts of polished pink granite and
hood-mould with angel terminals; arch-braced king-post roof
with wall-posts supported by detached shafts which have
foliated corbels and caps; stained glass War Memorial west
window.


Listing NGR: SD8478431814


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 August 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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