Church of St Mary, Castle Road, Runcorn - Halton (UA)

Parish church dated 1851 by Sir GG Scott. Constructed in local soft red sandstone with slate roof. Four-bay nave with side aisles and lowered chancel. Porched entrances to the north east vestry and south aisle. The sandstone is soft and has been heavily eroded, resulting in the loss of detail in places, especially the window hood moulds with their loss of weather protection. The church has been a victim of heritage crime. The abutment detail of the aisle roofs below the clerestory windows has failed and water ingress is evident.

Church of St Mary, Castle Road, Runcorn - Halton (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1330344
  • Local Planning Authority: Halton (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Castle Road
  • Locality: Runcorn
  • Unitary Authority: Halton (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Halton
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA