Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool - Blackpool (UA)

Exemplary C20 war memorial thanksgiving chapel with magnificent interior. Vacant since 1998. The chapel's external appearance belies the extent of severe damage to internal historic fabric. Now in the hands of the Historic Chapels Trust, which has implemented a scheme of urgent repairs and refurbishment with the help of Historic England.

Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool - Blackpool (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THANKSGIVING SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1387319
  • Local Planning Authority: Blackpool (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

  • Building Name: Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Street Name: Whinney Heys Road
  • Locality: Blackpool
  • Unitary Authority: Blackpool (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Blackpool North and Cleveleys
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Good
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Tim Wilkins 0161 242 1419

Next steps

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