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Church of St Wilfrid

A Grade I Listed Building in Standish, Wigan, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5871 / 53°35'13"N

Longitude: -2.6613 / 2°39'40"W

OS Eastings: 356318

OS Northings: 410265

OS Grid: SD563102

Mapcode National: GBR 9VVY.MV

Mapcode Global: WH97R.23ZC

Plus Code: 9C5VH8PQ+VF

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfrid

Listing Date: 9 August 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403067

Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN6

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Standish with Langtree

Built-Up Area: Standish

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Standish St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 51 SE
(north-east side)
2/119 Church of
9.8.66 St. Wilfrid
G.V. I
Church. Probably 1582-4. Probably by L. Shipway. West tower
1867. East vestry 1913-14 by Austin and Paley. Stone.
Single-vessel nave and chancel, aisles, north and south
chapels, west tower, east vestry. 5-bay nave, 3-bay chancel,
the sanctuary bay slightly narrower. 2-bay chapels
continuous with aisles. Nave and aisles have cornices and
embattled parapets, pinnacles to nave, weathered buttresses
and diagonal buttresses. 4-light windows with Perpendicular
tracery, that to aisles cusped (possibly C19 restoration)
others uncusped. South porch of 2 storeys has 4-centred arch
to entrance and-label mould raised over open book with
biblical text, 1st floor 3-light double-chamfered-mullioned
window. Chancel arch marked by 2 octagonal stair turrets
with ogival cupolas. Chancel has pinnacles to parapet and
5-light east window. South chapel has entrance with Tudor
head wide-boarded studded door and Standish crest over,
dated 1878. North side has entrance with paired studded
doors. Rainwater heads dated 1847, one to south chapel dated
1669. Tower has angle buttresses, 3-light west window with
reticulated tracery,cusped lancets over, octagonal bell
stage has broached base with 3-face clock, 2-light traceried
louvred bell openings, cornice, gargoyles and embattled
parapet, spire. Vestry has embattled parapet and mullioned
windows; central gablet over canted bay with central plaque.
Interior: nave and chancel arcades have pointed arches on
Tuscan columns with plinths, believed to be the earliest use
of the order in the country. Richly moulded roof beams, to
all roofs, nave has tie beams with armorial bearings and
date, that to north aisle has ovolo-moulded beams. Some
plaques above arcades, one dated 1584, opposite initials of
rector (Richard Moodie) on hood stop. Late C19 chancel and
chapel screens. C17 communion rail, pulpit with richly
carved panels dated 1616. Chancel has altar table on 8
twisted legs; 2 chest tombs, to north Richard Moodie, died
1586, re-using C14 effigy of monk; to south Edward
Wrightington, died 1658, good effigy on tomb chest. Wall
memorial to Edward Dicconson, died 1752, Catholic Bishop;
Edward Chisnal died 1653, cartouche with trophies and books;
Richard Watt, died 1806, by J. Bacon Jun, large with urn
with profile, weeping women etc. South chapel has bench ends
with Standish arms and crest, dated 1627. Font octagonal,
tracery panels on clustered shafts, cover tiered balusters.
A rare example of a late C16 church.

Listing NGR: SD5632210260

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

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