St Matthew's Church, Preston

St Matthew's Church, is in New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Preston, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn.[1] The church was built in 1881–83 to a design by James Hibbert.[2] In 1932–33 Henry Paley of the Lancaster practice of Austin and Paley added a chapel and vestries and completed the chancel at a cost of £2,637 (equivalent to £170,000 in 2015).[3][4][5] The plan of the church consists of a nave, north and south aisles, a chancel with a canted apse, and a porch treated as a transept. Hartwell and Pevsner in the Buildings of England series comment that it is "an interesting building by the architect of the Harris Museum.[2]

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  1. St Matthew, Preston, Church of England, retrieved 31 August 2012
  2. 1 2 Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) [1969], Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 546, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9
  3. UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  4. Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 253, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
  5. Price, James (1998), Sharpe, Paley and Austin: A Lancaster Architectural Practice 1836–1942, Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies, p. 101, ISBN 1-86220-054-8

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Coordinates: 53°45′49″N 2°40′33″W / 53.7636°N 2.6759°W / 53.7636; -2.6759

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