Robert Morham, 1871. English Gothic Church.
Cruciform-plan with tower and steeple to W, Church hall and additins to rear. Squared and snecked yellow sandstone with polished ashlar dressings; contrasting red sandstone pilasters and colonettes. Coped base course; buttresses and clasping buttresses; foliate capitals; pointed-arched plate traceried windows; cornice, corbelled in parts.
TOWER AND STEEPLE: square-plan, 3-stage tower advanced from nave at centre of 3-bay W elevation; central gabled entrance with broad pointed-arched doorway; 3 red sandstone colonettes flanking with fleuron studded and moulded surround above; carved foliate patera set in gablehead; 2-leaf boarded doors with decorative wrought-iron hinges; 3-light fanlight. 2 narrow windows above entrance under M-shaped hoodmoulding. 3 narrow windows with relieving arches grouped to 2nd stage to W. 3rd stage of tower off-set above coping with arcaded apron below pointed-arched belfry louvres; angle buttresses; cornice to belfry section with arcaded balustrade above, broken by gabletted clocks to each face; oiff-set pinnacles to each angle. Slender lucarned stone spire above.
NAVE AND APSE: 3-bay W elevation: entrance and tower to centre bay (see above); gabled bays to outer left and right with coped blind arcade at ground, pierced by square-headed windows with stop-chamfered reveals; carved foliate paterae in spandrels; tall 2-light windows above. S elevation: buttresses dividing 4-bays, excluding 2-bay trnasept (see below); small bipartite window in bay to outer left; 3-light window at ground to 2nd bay with 2-light window above breaking eaves in gable; tall, narrow 2-light windows in 3rd and 4th bays; single window in bay to outer right. N elevation: mirror image of S elevation except hoodmoulded entrance with deep-set boarded door in bay to outer right, and window breaking eaves in gabled and finialled dormerhead in 2nd bay from right. E elevation: canted and piend-roffed apse with central 2-light window; smaller 3-light windows flanking. 3-light window at centre above; 2-light window sin bays to out left and right.
TRANSEPTS: 2-bay projecting transepts to N and S; 2-light windows to each bay; diminutive rose windows set in gableheads; hoodmoulded pointed-arched doorways to N returns; 2-leaf boasrded doors with decorative wrought-iron hinges; boarded fanlights. Polygonal ventilator above crossing, louvred with leaded conical roof and apron.
LINK BLOCK: 2-storey piend-roof link-block adjoins church to T-plan church hall and house at SE angle.
CHURCH HALL: single storey pitched-roof church hall; coped base course; decorative pyramidal ventilator with wrought-iron finial; gabletted skewputts. 3 bipartite windows to E elevation, 2 to W elevation and tripartite window set in gable to S; piend-roofed lean-to and rendered flat-roofed extension to S.
CHURCH OFFICER'S HOUSE: piend-roofed church officer's house: base and dividing band courses; 2 wroght-iron finials: 2 single windows and pointed-arched entrance to church hall to W elevation; deep-set 2-leaf boarded door; plate glass fanlight. Shouldered doorway to house to N elevation; single window at 1st floor breatking eaves in piend-roofed and finialled ormerhead: shouldered wallhead stack. Single lshouldered window at ground to E; 2 single windows breaking eaves at 1st floor, that to left with piend-roofed dormerhead.
Grey slateroof; moulded eaves guttering; some original rainwater goods, including hoppers and decorative brackets; cruciform stone finials to W gables, N and S transepts, and tower pinnacles.
INTERIOR: wagon-roof on iron-framed timber-clad arches; stone corbels; gallery to W with decorative cast-iron columns; timber dado panelling; timber pews with brass umbralla holders; figurative stained glass, principally by A Ballantine & Gardiner; organ by Brindley & Foster, rebuilt by N P Mander, 1963; decorative gothic Communion Table and polygonal pulpit, supported on colonettes, possibly by Scott Morton & Co; unusual front in 1920s style with gothic detailing; stiarhalls to N and S of main W entrance; S transept coverted to side chapel, 1965.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low saddleback wall to street; high coped brick wall to S; high coped rubble wall to E; iron railings surmounting retaining wall to N.