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Church of St Stephen

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5554 / 53°33'19"N

Longitude: -2.616 / 2°36'57"W

OS Eastings: 359290

OS Northings: 406702

OS Grid: SD592067

Mapcode National: GBR BW5B.F7

Mapcode Global: WH97R.SWHR

Plus Code: 9C5VH94M+4J

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484904

Location: Wigan Central, Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Whelley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/2/135 Church of St Stephen


Church. 1930-38, in several builds, by Austin and Paley.
Snecked sandstone rubble, green slate roofs. Free
Perpendicular style.
PLAN: nave and chancel in one, with low north and south
aisles, south porch, vestry parallel to chancel.
EXTERIOR: the nave has broad clasping buttresses at the west
end, a canted baptistery between these, above this a large
transomed 4-light west window, and on the south side 4 large
3-light clerestory windows with Perpendicular tracery.
The south aisle has a prominent gabled porch to the 1st bay
with diagonal buttresses, and a 2-centred arched doorway
moulded in 2 orders with a hood-mould stepped over a shield at
the apex; pairs of square-headed windows with arched lights
and hollow spandrels, and at the east end a small porch with
arched side door and hipped roof.
The chancel has a canted east end with a parapet, and
buttresses flanking a large 5-light window with simple
Perpendicular tracery. The tall 2-bay vestry attached to its
south side has on the south side 2 square-headed 2-light
windows with cusped lights, mouchette tracery and hood-moulds
with deep returned ends; and at the east end a broad corner
buttress with offsets, a 2-centred arched 3-light east window
with Perpendicular tracery, flanked by pilaster buttresses
carried up to a large gabled bellcote.
INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD5929006702

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