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Report - St. Saviours - Bacup - Nov 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by sammydoublewhammy, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. sammydoublewhammy

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    Visited with Clough.

    Having recently found a list of closed churches me and Clough set out with the intention of getting into all 8 that we had on my little list I had compiled. This wasn't the case as we found out that churches are pretty bloody difficult to get into most of the time. Anyway this was the only one that we could actually access which made the day not an absolute fail.

    The architect employed by Mr. Maden Holt was E. Wyndham Tarn of London. The church, 120 ft. long and 53 ft. wide was built in the Early Pointed Gothic style from stone quarried on Mr. Holt's estate with pillars of polished red granite. Seating accommodation was provided for 1,000 people. The tower, which stands on the north side of the chancel, is surmounted by a spire 150 ft. in height. A small transept was built on the south side of the church. It was used originally as a pew for the Holt family but later the font was transferred to this chapel from its former position in the chancel. The church contains a baptistry for the immersion of adults. It is sunk in the chancel floor and is covered by an ornamental grating.

    When the Reverend Eddie Ashworth retired in 1999 the parish became a joint benifice with Holy Trinity Church, Stacksteads. The Church held it's final service in October 2007 and the parish merged with Holy Trinity, Tunstead.


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    Cheers​
     
    #1 sammydoublewhammy, Apr 22, 2012
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