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Church of St Joseph with Number 11 (Attached Presbytery)

A Grade II Listed Building in Douglas, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5427 / 53°32'33"N

Longitude: -2.6348 / 2°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 358032

OS Northings: 405301

OS Grid: SD580053

Mapcode National: GBR BW1G.CS

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.H6KY

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph with Number 11 (Attached Presbytery)

Listing Date: 24 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484890

Location: Wigan, WN3

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Douglas

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan St James with St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD5805SW CAROLINE STREET
24-1/8/4 (North East side)
24/08/95 Church of St Joseph with No.11
(attached Presbytery)

II

Roman Catholic church with attached presbytery. 1878, by
Goldie and Child. Yellow brick at ground-floor level, brown
brick above with red and blue brick dressings (side walls of
common brick); slate roofs. Church at right-angles to street,
with nave and low north and south aisles; presbytery linked to
right-hand (east) side. Early English style.
EXTERIOR: gabled 3-window facade; tall 2-centred arched
2-light window with plate-tracery and central mullion with
statue in niche, flanked by tall lancets; gable with corner
pinnacles, blind arcading and 2 small lancets, surmounted by
large idiosyncratic bellcote with steep mansard roof. Side
walls have stepped 3-light windows. front of south aisle has
large moulded brick arched doorway. To right of this, gabled
3-storey 2-window facade of presbytery has doorway to right,
and segmental-headed sashed windows without glazing bars,
those to the upper floors set in a giant blank arch.
INTERIOR: gallery to south-west end (entrance), 6-bay nave,
with low aisles to each side, sanctuary with side chapels,
that to north-west with choir loft (now infilled). Nave
arcades with circular columns and stepped pointed arches.
Canted square panelled front to gallery, supported on slender
iron columns, and has ornate jettied sub-structure. Simple
stair to south-east side. Santuary with onyx altar rail
decorated with cusps and ball flower ornament. 3-stage stone
altar with onyx front, and with tabernacle to rear section.
Timber reredos of 5 panels with crocketed pinnacle to centre.
4-light open timber screens to both arched openings into Lady
Chapel to north-west side. Similarly detailed 6-light screen
to north-east side. Triple purlin roof supported by
arch-braced trusses.


Listing NGR: SD5803205301

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

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