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Seascale – St Joseph

Gosforth Road, Seascale, CA20 1PS.

A plain design of 1960, built for Catholic workers at the local nuclear power station and their families.

Seascale developed as a small seaside town after the arrival of the railway. Its major expansion came after the Second World War with the establishment of the nuclear power station at Windscale/Calder Hall (now Sellafield). A parish was established to cater for Catholic construction workers and a chapel, presbytery and meeting rooms established in a large house in the town. This was replaced by the present church, with attached meeting rooms and presbytery, built in 1960. The architects were Kimball Pollitt, the contractors Lanners of Wakefield. The church is a modest brick structure with a pitched roof and attached presbytery. Interior not inspected. The file at the diocesan offices state that it contains a stained glass window by Miss Thornton, a local art teacher (1965).

Entry amended by AHP 20.12.2020

Heritage Details

Architect: Kimball Pollitt

Original Date: 1960

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed