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Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7652 / 53°45'54"N

Longitude: -2.6791 / 2°40'44"W

OS Eastings: 355332

OS Northings: 430086

OS Grid: SD553300

Mapcode National: GBR TF1.N6

Mapcode Global: WH85M.TMFD

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392160

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: St Matthew's

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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Listing Text


PRESTON

SD5530 SKEFFINGTON ROAD
941-1/5/241 (East side)
Church of St Joseph

II

Roman Catholic church. 1873-74, by J.O'Byrne. Red brick with
sandstone dressings, slate roof. Nave, aisles, sanctuary and
side chapels in one vessel (under one roof except for
transeptal gables to chapels), with west porch, and attached
vestry on north side. The wide gabled west front is
tripartite, with buttresses, a porch clasped by these with a
gabled centre containing a deep 2-centred arched brick doorway
moulded in 4 orders, with coupled doors, and a coped gable
with a lancet carried out as a parapet to sides which have
similar lancets. Above the porch is a stepped group of 3 very
tall 2-centre-arched 2-light windows with multifoil tracery,
set in a round-headed blank arch, and on each side is a
similar window with a hoodmould. The side walls are 6 bays,
buttressed, with tall triple lancet windows in each bay and a
multifoil in the gable at the east end. The sanctuary has 5
stepped lancets. INTERIOR: aisle arcades with columns of
polished pink granite, stiff-leaf caps, and 2-centred
double-chamfered arches with linked hoodmoulds; barrel-vaulted
ceiling; west choir gallery with wooden arcaded front and
projected semi-octagonal conductors stand; large elaborately
carved Gothic reredos including marble shafts, central
crocketed canopy with spire, and side arcades with life-size
statues under crocketed gablets; marble octagonal pulpit with
statues in arched niches and curved staircase; stained glass
windows by Mayer of Munich and Casolini of St Helens. Built in
centre of large cotton-mill district, and dedicated to St
Joseph (the worker).


Listing NGR: SD5533230086

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