Building Name

Church of St Luke, St Luke’s Place, Fletcher Road, Preston

1858 - 1859
Fletcher Road
Lancashire, England
New build
Converted to residential

LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, RIBBLETON LANE, ST. PAUL'S DISTRICT - Thursday last was a great day for the congregation and friends connected with St. Paul's Church, in this town, and the persons now meeting for divine worship in the schools erected some time ago in Fletcher Road, Ribbleton Lane; the occasion of rejoicing being the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of a new church, to be dedicated to St. Luke.  The building will be in the Early English style, and will consist of a nave, aisle, and chancel. The nave will be to 79 feet 8 inches by 50 feet 7 inches, and will contain, with the gallery at the west end, upwards of 800 sittings, 600 of which will be free. The nave will be separated from the aisles by an arcade (which will carry the clerestory), supported on stone pillars, and proportioned so that the north and south galleries may be added if required. The roof will be open, timbered, and stained. The tower will be placed at the west end of the south aisle, and with the spire will be 132 feet 6 inches in height. The design, which is both chaste and characteristic, has been furnished by Mr. E. H. Shellard, architect, of Manchester. [Preston Chronicle 7 August 1858 page 6]

Reference    Preston Chronicle 24 April 1858 page 1 - contracts
Reference    Preston Chronicle 7 August 1858 page 6 - foundation
Reference    Pevsner: Lancashire: North