Building Name

St Cuthbert’s Church Towneley Road Burnley

1906 - 1908
Townley Road
Lancahire, England
New Build

The designs of R Bassnett Preston of Manchester had been accepted by the Trustees for the new St Cuthbert’s church, Burnley, to be built out of funds provided by the bequest of the late Misses Holgate of Burnley. Foundation stone schedules to be laid on Saturday 28 April 1906. [British Architect 16 March 1906 Page 194 and 195]

PROPOSED CHURCH, BURNLEY —The new Church of St. Cuthbert is to be built in Townley-street, Burnley-lane. The plan is the usual one of nave with north and south aisles, chancel, south chapel, and vestries, the organ being in the north chancel aisle. The west wall of the nave is segmental in form so as to provide a baptistry, and at the south-west corner a bell turret rises. Two porches on the south side give access to the church, and there is an emergency exit on the north. Six arches on each side divide the nave and chancel from the aisles and chapel, and carry the clearstory walls, which are pierced with lancet- headed windows. The nave and aisles accommodate 450, the chapel 42, and the chancel 40. The walls are to be faced inside and out with Accrington red plastic bricks, having external dressings of Cullingworth stone and internal dressings of white Hollington stone. All the roofs are to be of wrought pitch-pine, open timbered, boarded and felted, and covered with north country slates. The floors in the nave and aisles to be of joists and boards under the seats, and polished flags in the passages, the chancel and chapel of vitreous mosaic and wood blocks respectively. The designs are by Mr. R. B. Preston, architect, Manchester. [Builder 24 February 1906 page 207].

Reference    British Architect 16 March 1906 Page 194 and 195
Reference    Builder 24 February 1906 page 207
Reference    Hartwell Lancashire North Page 187