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Location Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website All Saints
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1923
Completed 1936
Administration
Parish Hesketh with Becconsall
Deanery Leyland
Archdeaconry Blackburn
Diocese Blackburn
Province York

All Saints Church is in Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Leyland, the archdeaconry of Blackburn, and the diocese of Blackburn.

History

The church was designed by the Lancaster architect Henry Paley of Austin and Paley, and built between 1925 and 1926. Plans had been made in 1923 for a church with a spire, which would have cost about £6,500 (equivalent to £270,000 in 2018),2018 but these were scaled back, and the planned spire was replaced by a tower with a saddleback roof. The new church replaced a smaller church built in 1765, and the site was given by Major T. Fermor-Hesketh. The tower was completed by the same architect in 1935 at a cost of £721.

Architecture

The authors of the Buildings of England series state that this a small church, but that its broad west tower is "impressive". The tower is supported by stepped angle buttresses, and it has a pyramidal roof recessed on two sides. The windows contain tracery based on the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

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