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IoE Number: 436582
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Date listed: 19 October 1962
Date of last amendment: 19 October 1962
Grade II

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HORSFORTHCHURCH LANESE 23 NWLS 18(west side)8/125Church of St. Margaret19.10.1962

HORSFORTH CHURCH LANE SE 23 NW LS 18 (west side) 8/125 Church of St. Margaret 19.10.1962 - II Church. 1877-83, by J. L. Pearson; spire completed 1902 by J. B. Frazer. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof. Nave with north and south aisles, south-east tower, north transepts, chancel. Large and prominent building, in Early English style, with stepped lancet windows, corner turrets. Five-bay nave has stepped triple-lancets to clerestorey all within 2-centred- arched surrounds, west end has angle buttresses terminating in short octagonal turrets with squat pinnacle tops, and west window of 5 high-set tall lancets; low buttressed aisles have small lancets, and gabled porches to the 1st bay: south porch, up 3 steps, has angle-buttresses, recessed 2-centred-arched doorway with a 2-centred arch with shafts and 2 orders of moulding, and carved apex cross; north porch is similar, but with 2 orders of chamfer. Tall 3-stage tower incoporating south-east stair turret has a tall 2-light window to the 1st stage, 2 small lancets in each face of the 2nd stage, a very tall belfry stage with 2 large louvred lancets in each side, all with 3 orders of chamfer and set in recessed panels with deeply.-weathered sills, and carved corbels above; and a broach spire with lucarnes on 3 levels. On north side of nave and chancel are coupled transepts, with stepped quintuple lancet windows under hoodmoulds. Chancel has 3 tall lancets in the south side, and an east window of three 2-light lancets with Y-tracery, separated by pilaster strips, and all within a recessed arch. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcades of short columns with moulded annular caps, 2-centred double-chamfered arches; single-chamfered cross arches to the aisle; double-chamfered arches to north transepts; shafted arches on north and south sides of chancel, the former moulded and the latter chamfered; arch-braced collar-truss roof.

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