Ruins of Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury, Windlehurst Roman Catholic Cemetery - St Helens

Ruins of a Roman Catholic chantry chapel founded C15, abolished 1548, also known as Windleshaw Abbey. The stonework to the chapel has some erosion and localised inappropriate cement pointing. There is some tree growth at high level, and vegetation growth on the wall heads of the ruined nave. The Roman Catholic Diocesan Surveyors have taken advice from their stonemasons and are considering options for repair. There are broken grave stones in the surrounding graveyard which forms part of the scheduled monument.

Ruins of Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury, Windlehurst Roman Catholic Cemetery - St Helens
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ruins of the chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury in the Roman Catholic cemetery in Windlehurst
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015604
  • Local Planning Authority: St Helens
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

  • Building Name: Ruins of Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury
  • Locality: Windlehurst Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • County: Merseyside
  • District / Borough: St Helens
  • Parliamentary Constituency: St. Helens North
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015604 and 1199094

Contact Details

Kate Kendall 0161 242 1427

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England