Building Name

Church of St Philip, Leeds Road, Nelson

1899 - 1902
Leeds Road
Lancahire, England
Building committee of St. Philip's Church, Nelson
New Build

NELSON, LANCS. - At a special meeting of the building committee of St. Philip's Church, Nelson, plans of a new church which it is proposed to erect in place of the present iron buildings were submitted. The successful competitor was Mr Preston, of Manchester. The cost of the new church is estimated at £5,000. [Building News 3 March 1899 Page 300]

CHURCH, NELSON, LANCASHIRE — The new St. Philip’s Church, Nelson, has just been consecrated. The site is situated in Leeds-road, between St. Philip’s-street and Wycliffe-street, the entrance gates being at the two street corners. The style is Early English. All the inside fittings are of pitch pine. The tower will contain belfry, ringing chamber, and cloakroom. It will rise to a height of 90 feet, and will be surmounted by a small spirelet and flagstaff. A baptistry has been formed, and the interior of the nave and aisles are divided into four bays. The choir and clergy vestries are arranged with separate entrances, and in the form of a transept on the south, which corresponds with a similar one opposite for the organ. With respect to the chancel floor, it of marble mosaic in. various colours. The passages, the nave, and aisles are of red tiles, with ornamental borders. The pulpit is situated on the north side. It is of effective design. The font, in the centre of the west wall, stands upon a platform of Catlow stone. The plans were prepared by Mr. R. Bassnett Preston, of Manchester. [Builder 26 April 1902 page 426]

Reference    Building News 3 March 1899 Page 300
Reference    Builder 26 April 1902 page 426