CHURCH LANE. Marsden. Church of St Bartholomew. 1895. Large Neo-perpendicular church by C. Hodgson Fowler. Tower added 1911. Hammer dressed stone with ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. Four-tier west tower. Five-bay nave with clerestory and lean-to buttressed aisles. Three-bay chancel with lean-to chapel on south side and vestry to north side. South and north porches. Large 3-light traceried aisle windows with similar 2-light windows to clerestory numbering two per bay. Large 5-light traceried east window. Large traceried west window. West tower with four reducing tiers and reducing angle buttresses. Clock face to four sides. Large louvred, traceried bell chamber openings. Crenellated parapet with crocketted pinnacles. Interior: 5-bay arcade to north and south on quatrefoil piers. Tall chancel arch on similar responds. Chancel screen and road loft in well carved oak by J.H. Gibbons F.R.I.B.A. of Manchester and London, executed by Messrs Boulton & Co. of Cheltenham, dedicated in 1913. Carved oak reveals and painted panel by Hildred Harpin A.F.I.C.A. Octagonal font with canopy, 1895, restored 1968.