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Listed Building: CHURCH AT PASTURES HOSPITAL (1334530)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 468, 4, 3
Date assigned Thursday, August 22, 1985
Date last amended


Private church. c1870, built for the trustees of Pastures Hospital. Rock-faced sandstone with sandstone dressings, plinth and chamfered eaves band. Slate roofs with stone coped gables on moulded kneelers, crested ridge tiles, louvre ridge vents, and iron ridge crosses to all gables. Three bay nave with transepts and lower chancel, plus north-west tower and north vestry. West elevation of nave has large central 4-light geometric tracery, pointed window with hoodmould and rock-faced relieving arch above. To either side low buttresses and beyond double chamfered lancets. Recessed to north is the two stage tower with a 2-light, reticulated tracery window in pointed chamfered surround with relieving arch over. Similar bell opening with louvres above and also to north and east sides. Above again cornice with ball-flower decoration and a broached stone spire. North elevation of tower has moulded pointed doorcase with inner mouldings supported on nook shafts, flanked by diagonal buttresses. To east, attached to the nave, is a polygonal bay with cusped lancets to sides, that to north blocked and decorated by relief cross. Beyond to east the nave has one 3-light, four centred arched window with cusped lights and pierced spandrels, and the transept has a 3-light tracery window and clasping buttresses to either corner. Attached to east is the north vestry with a Caernarvon arched door to north and a double chamfered lancet to east. Similar lancet beyond to east in chancel. East window, 3-light with cusped geometric tracery. South chancel elevation has single double chamfered lancet, south transept elevation similar to northern one, whilst south nave elevation has three 3-light four centred arched windows with cusped lights and pierced spandrels, each with buttress to west side. Interior has wide hammer beam type to nave and transepts, chancel roof is panelled. North transept has stone octagonal pulpit with cusped panelled sides and access from an ogee headed doorcase behind. East window has contemporary stained glass, other windows have coloured glass. Some pews are original but most of the original furniture is now missing. Listing NGR: SK2985333142

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Grid reference SK 2985 3314 (point)
Map sheet SK23SE

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Jan 26 2024 9:57PM

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