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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Breightmet, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5821 / 53°34'55"N

Longitude: -2.3928 / 2°23'34"W

OS Eastings: 374088

OS Northings: 409574

OS Grid: SD740095

Mapcode National: GBR CWQ0.RM

Mapcode Global: WH97W.67T6

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476247

Location: Bolton, BL2

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Breightmet

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bolton St James, Breightmet

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


797-1/4/236 (West side (off))
Church of St James


Parish church. 1855-6. WR Corson, architect. Coursed and
squared stone with heavy slate roofs. Early English style.
West tower and brooch spire, nave with 2 aisles, clerestory
and chancel.
EXTERIOR: clasping buttresses to 3-stage tower with plate
traceried west window, clock and plate traceried bell-chamber
lights. Corbel table then spire with lucarnes and weather
Plate traceried west windows in aisles, which have paired
lancets north and south, and stepped triple lancet windows to
west of south door which is in gabled porch with shafts to
chamfered arch. Similar paired lancets to clerestory.
Vestry as cross-wing to north-east, with octagonal stack on
gable end. Plate traceried chancel windows to north and south,
and geometric traceried east window of 3 lights.
INTERIOR: stilted west tower arch, and nave arcade of 6 bays
with short alternately cylindrical and octagonal shafts
carrying double chamfered arches.
Curved principal trusses carried on wall posts support king
post and collar, with intermediate scissor-braced trusses.
Steep chancel arch, and common rafter roof to chancel.
Encaustic tiled floor to sanctuary. Stone reredos erected as
memorial for WW I.
Choir stalls and open pews apparently C19 (possibly original);
pulpit dated 1927.
Stained glass includes one north window signed Reuben Bennett
of Manchester, 1904; WJ Pearce of Manchester, 1912, and Heaton
Butler and Bayne, 1901, in south aisle.
(BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).

Listing NGR: SD7408809574

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