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Church of St Catherine

A Grade II Listed Building in Ince, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5462 / 53°32'46"N

Longitude: -2.6168 / 2°37'0"W

OS Eastings: 359224

OS Northings: 405689

OS Grid: SD592056

Mapcode National: GBR BW5F.8H

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.S426

Plus Code: 9C5VG9WM+F7

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484918

ID on this website: 101384484

Location: St Catherine's Church, Scholes, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Ince

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan St Catharine

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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24-1/2/31 Church of St Catherine


Church. 1840, by Edmund Sharpe of Lancaster. Coursed squared
sandstone, slate roof. Gothick Early English.
PLAN: nave and aisles in one vessel, with south vestry, short
chancel, west steeple linked to nave by short narthex with
stair-turrets in angles.
EXTERIOR: square 2-stage tower with gabled sides,
angle-buttresses and corner pinnacles, mediated to a tall
octagonal belfry also with gabled sides, carrying a tall
octagonal spire with lucarnes on 2 levels: the tower has a
2-centred arched west doorway with deep moulded surround and
hood-mould, and stepped triple-lancet windows in each side of
the upper stage with metal clock-faces in the gables over
them; the belfry has slender angle buttresses, a narrow lancet
in each side with a blind multifoil in the gable above, and
finials to the gables of the cardinal sides. The stair-turrets
have angle-buttresses carried up to pinnacles, and a lancet in
each side. The 6-bay aisles, with small buttresses and
parapets with ridged coping, have a pair of lancets in each
bay; the south aisle has a low vestry to the 6th bay with
arched doorway and windows, and hipped roof. The chancel has a
stepped triple-lancet east window. All windows have
hood-moulds with small foliated stops.
INTERIOR: single vessel with short sanctuary; trefoil-panelled
galleries on 3 sides carried on cast-iron columns, organ on
west gallery; box pews (removed from west end which is now
partitioned off by glazed screen); queen-strut roof with
wrought-iron straps; octagonal pulpit on unusually high
slender pedestal; panelled Gothic-style war memorial at west
end dated 1922.
Forms group with boundary wall of churchyard (qv), and with St
Catherine's vicarage to south (qv).

Listing NGR: SD5922405689

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

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