Building Name

Church of St Katharine, Blackrod, Bolton

1903 - 1911
Blackhorse Street
Blackrod, Bolton
GMCA, England
Grade II

Existing 1338. Enlarged 1766. Restored and rebuilt in two phases 1903-1905 and 1910-1911

BLACKROD, S.W. LANCS.—The Bishop of Manchester dedicated and reopened last week Blackrod Parish Church (St. Katherine's). which has been almost entirely rebuilt. The work was commenced in 1903, and in 1905 Bishop Moorhouse consecrated a new chancel, vestries, and organ chamber, and the first bay of a new nave and aisle. Some fifteen months ago it was determined to proceed further with the work, and as a result a new nave, south aisle, and south porch have been erected. The total cost of the two schemes now completed has been about £5,000, and of this £1,000 remains a debt. [Building News 11 August, 1911 page 202]

Large and conventional. The only distinguishing feature is the North-west tower and that in its lower part is Perpendicular (Pevsner North Lancs Page 72)

Reference        British Architect 1 April 1904 Page viii- contracts - Rebuilding Blackrod Church
Reference        Building News 11 August, 1911 page 202