John Starforth, 1866-8. Decorated gothic church. Complex
plan and roof-lines, basically T-plan with subsidiary
elements filling angles; buttressed 4-stage square
entrance tower, with steeples, abuts jamb at S. Snecked
bull-faced red ashlar with polished dressings; pointed
openings, some with curvilinear tracery; some
Tower: double doorway with trumeau, figure in carved
tympanum, ogee hood-mould rising into blank arcading;
belfry stage with 3 traceried lights within overarch,
lucarned stone broach spire. Curved, buttressed and
pinnacled stair turrets flank tower angles, tall crocketted
pinnacles at junction of main roof. Steep-pitched canted
gables in re-entrant angles with traceried ground
floor windows; central door in E and W gables. Slated
principal and subordinate roofs, pavilion-roofed bays to
E and to W with iron brattishing.
Partly enclosed by red ashlar walls with iron railings.
Interior: richly detailed; 3 galleries, supported on
clustered cast-iron columns; open timbered roof on stone
corbels (some sculptured) and with stencilled ornament;
tiered panelled reredos incorporating organ (presented
1873); leaded windows - artists include, Powell brothers,
Leeds, circa 1882, James Ballantine & Son, Camm
brothers, 1879, L C Levetts, 1970. Lectern probably by
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