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Former Church of St Mark

A Grade II* Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.763 / 53°45'46"N

Longitude: -2.7189 / 2°43'7"W

OS Eastings: 352707

OS Northings: 429871

OS Grid: SD527298

Mapcode National: GBR T6Y.V3

Mapcode Global: WH85M.6PK1

Entry Name: Former Church of St Mark

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392153

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: University

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ashton-on-Ribble St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


PRESTON

SD5229 ST MARK'S ROAD
941-1/6/261 (South side)
27/09/79 former Church of St Mark

GV II*

Church, closed in 1983 and disused at time of survey. 1862-3,
by E.G.Paley; tower added 1870. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof.
Nave with north Decorated transepts, apsidal chancel, and
tower in north-east angle. Decorated style. The 4-bay
buttressed nave has a moulded sill-band carried round and
hoodmoulds with block stops (some damaged and those on the
north side partly boarded), and a plain parapet. The west
front has massive buttresses with offsets embracing a 3-bay
open porch which has plain stone columns with plain square
caps carrying a gabled 2-centred arch and stilted side arches,
and above this a large 2-centred arched 5-light window with a
multifoil in the head and hoodmould with block stops. The
transepts, almost full-height, each have 2 small 2-light
windows and a large circular window above, that on the north
side with wheel tracery and that on the south side with a
plate-traceried multifoil surrounded by quatrefoils. The
3-sided apse has tall 2-light windows rising into gables. The
tower, of 4 unequal stages with clasping buttresses to the
first two and a narrow octagonal stair-turret at the
south-east corner, has a tall 3rd stage with 2 very tall
narrow 2-light traceried windows in each side (leaded glazing
now damaged), and a shorter top stage with clasping corner
pinnacles and two louvred 2-light belfry windows each under a
steeply-pitched gablet rising through the pierced parapet.
INTERIOR not inspected. Forms a group with 67 to 91 Wellington
Street on south side (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SD5270729871

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