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St Paul's Church, Scotforth

St Paul's Church, Scotforth
St Paul's Church, Scotforth
St Paul's Church, Scotforth
St Paul's Church, Scotforth
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St Paul's Church, Scotforth
Scotforth
St Paul's Church is an Anglican parish church in the township of Scotforth, just south of Lancaster.

St Paul's was designed by Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe and built between 1874 and 1876 in a Romanesque Revival style (at time when Gothic Revival was the fashion). The church was extended in the 1890s by Paley, Austin and Paley, the successors in Sharpe's former practice. It is a Grade II listed building.

It is one of only three 'Pot Churches', so called because of their extensive use of terracotta, designed by Sharpe (the other being St Stephen and All Martyrs' Church, Lever Bridge, Bolton and Holy Trinity, Rusholme)

The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described it as a "strange building" and "an anachronism, almost beyond belief".
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