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Church of St James and Presbytery

A Grade II Listed Building in Orrell, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5297 / 53°31'46"N

Longitude: -2.7138 / 2°42'49"W

OS Eastings: 352778

OS Northings: 403906

OS Grid: SD527039

Mapcode National: GBR 9WHM.8F

Mapcode Global: WH86S.8JYX

Plus Code: 9C5VG7HP+VF

Entry Name: Church of St James and Presbytery

Listing Date: 10 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287184

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403043

Location: Wigan, WN5

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Orrell

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Orrell St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SD 50 SW
(east side)
8/106 Church of
- St. James and
- II
Catholic Church. 1805, lengthened 1841, west tower 1882
(ritual west is actual north). Stone with hipped slate roof.
4-bay nave, north chapel, west tower and presbytery to east.
West facade has corbeled frieze, cornice and parapet. Round-
headed windows with plain architraves. Porch has aedicule
with flat Tuscan pilasters; recessed paired 2-fielded-panel
doors and overlight with glazing bars. Cornice and blocking
course at eaves level; round-headed niche with statue of St.
James and impost band; bell stage, has 2 round-headed bell
openings, panelled pilasters and impost band. Top
entablature and lead-clad swept ogee domical vault and
finial cross. South facade has 1st 2 bays of stone, 2nd 2
bays plastered; round-headed windows. North facade similar.
Later chapel of 3 bays with 2-light windows and north
entrance. Presbytery is stuccoed, of 2 storeys with attic
under gable and 3 bays, small extension to left of 2 storeys
and bays. Windows have plaster surrounds. Ground floor has
C20 bay windows; extension has sashed windows with glazing
bars. 1st floor has sashed windows with glazing bars, window
to centre bay is blind with round-headed attic window with
casement above; extension similar. Entrance to central bay
is round-headed with Tuscan doorcase and fanlight with
glazing bars; 2-panel door. Plain round-headed entrance to
2nd bay of extension. Recessed gabled bay to right return.
Interior of Church has west gallery on 2 iron columns. East
end has Ionic balustrade; Ionic aedicule behind altar with
no pediment. C20 altar, reredos and canopy. Flanking altars
and reredoses of grey and white marble. 3 segmental arches
die into jambs to north chapel; good late C19 stained glass
and marble altar and reredos; C20 internal porch.

Listing NGR: SD5277803906

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

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