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