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Church of St Paul and Attached Wall, Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Halliwell, Bolton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5784 / 53°34'42"N

Longitude: -2.4352 / 2°26'6"W

OS Eastings: 371283

OS Northings: 409173

OS Grid: SD712091

Mapcode National: GBR CWF1.LZ

Mapcode Global: WH97V.KBM3

Entry Name: Church of St Paul and Attached Wall, Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476025

Location: Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Halliwell

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Bolton

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


BOLTON

SD7109SW DEANSGATE
797-1/16/79 Church of St Paul and attached wall,
26/04/74 railings and gates

II

Includes: Church of St Paul and attached wall, railings and
gates MOOR LANE.
Includes: Church of St Paul and attached wall, railings and
gates GARSIDE STREET.
Anglican church. 1862-3. James Murray of Coventry, architect.
Coursed and squared stone with slate roof. Nave with 2 aisles
and transepts, tower with spire at north-east angle, chancel
with vestries each side.
EXTERIOR: stilted arched west doorway with foiled lancet
window alongside, and 4-light geometrical traceried window
above. 3 light windows in west end of aisles. 3 bay aisles
with 2 light windows with geometrical tracery, and small
hexfoiled windows to clerestory.
Transepts, with porch in west wall of north transept. Paired
gabled transepts, each with 3 foiled lancets and rose window
over.
North-east tower with clasping buttresses to lower stage, and
plate tracery to bell chamber light with stilted arched cusped
hoodmould. Pinnacles at angles of brooch spire with lucarnes.
Small canted stair turret in north-east angle. Geometric
tracery in chancel east window, and in parallel gabled vestry
to south. Octagonal stair turret against east wall of south
transept.
INTERIOR: 4 bay arcade with polished granite shafts on high
bases, foliate capitals to double chamfered arches. Western
bay partitioned off to form entrance lobby. Chancel arch with
short wall shafts of painted stone sprung from stiff-leaf
corbels. Scissor braced roof to nave with double principal
trusses linked by quatrefoil panels.
Nave furniture possibly part of the original ordering of the
church. Galleried transepts to each side now partitioned off,
but the structure of the galleries still visible.
Some re-ordering of east end, with oak rails and altar brought
forward, and the oack octagonal pulpit lowered on its stone
base. Wood traceried reredos installed in 1933.
Kingpost roof with cambered trusses to chancel.
Stained glass in east window, scenes from the life of Christ
in medieval idiom. West windows in similar style, unsigned.
Other windows glazed c1920, with stylized foliate decoration.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: stone plinth wall with cast-iron scrolled


fleur-de-lys railings adjoin the chancel to north and south,
and also adjoin the north transept to the west, where there is
a cast-iron gate with overarch.
(Craston C: Saint Paul's Church, Deansgate, 1863-1980, A
History; Bolton Journal, 20 September 1884, Pictorial Bolton
Series, XXXI: Bolton).

Listing NGR: SD7128309173

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