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Longton – St Oswald

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston PR4

A longitudinal design with a short northwest tower, old-fashioned for its date. 

A school-chapel was built at Longton in 1893, from designs by Edmund Kirby. This building survives, much altered, as a parish centre. The present church dates from 1965, and was built from designs by Massey & Massey.


Of brown brick with concrete dressings, slate roof. Northwest tower, nave with low attached confessionals etc. The west end has a tall round-arched window with superimposed cross motif. Windows are otherwise generally flat-headed lancets. Tower with projecting parapet supported by concrete brackets. The top has railings and a small inset upper ringing stage, possibly a later addition. The interior is conventionally orientated, and has a reredos with Crucifixus and forward altar at the east end. Bench seating.

The brick presbytery is attached to the church by a low north-east link, and is of conventional design. The social club is of brick, a low key design with later additions.

Entry amended by AHP 9.1.2021

Heritage Details

Architect: Massey & Massey

Original Date: 1965

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed