Church Of St Bartholomew
- 24 Aug 2000
- Church Of St Bartholomew, Church Lane, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 0HL
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
WIRRAL CHURCH LANE SJ 28 SW (south side) Thurstaston 4/299 Church of 15.11.62 St. Bartholomew G.V.
Church. 1885.By J.Loughborough Pearson. Stone with tile roof. Nave, chancel with crossing tower and spire over choir and south vestry and organ loft. 3-bay nave has string course over base, sill course and continuous hood mould; cornice. West end has gabled angle buttresses; small buttress to north side. High 3-light west window has Geometrical tracery and sexfoil over; 2-light gabled and pinnacled blind windows flank head. 3-light windows with simple tracery to north and south. North gabled porch has angle buttresses and octagonal pinncles; Niche over entrance of 2 orders. Returns have 2 quatrefoils. Inner entrance has inscription recording building and dog-tooth moulding.
Tower has gabled buttresses to north flanking 3-light window. Bell stage has louvred Y-tracery windows flanking buttresses; cornice, simple pinnacles and broach spire with louvred lucarnes. Round south-west turret with conical roof. Vestry has gabled buttresses and 2 lancets, swept cat-slide roof to extension to east. Pointed entrance has keel mould to jambs. 2-bay sanctuary has set-back buttresses and 5-light east window with flanking blind lancets and colonnettes, north and south blind arcade with 2 traceried lancets. Interior has quadripartite vaulting on corbelled wall shafts, that to chancel with dog-tooth moulding. Chancel and sanctuary arches. Stone chancel screen has traceried openings; pulpit is alabaster with pierced panels. Font of simple octagonal form, Mexican onyx on Blue John shafts and coloured marble steps. Organ case with painted panels, 1905, R.N. Shaw. Alabaster reredos, angles in niches and relief of resurrection.
Sedillia to south. Good C19 stained glass. Queen Anne arms and dole cupboard of 1723. A good example of the work of J.L. Pearson.
Listing NGR: SJ2473184114
© Mr F. Bryan Basketter. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Basketter, F. Bryan
Rights Holder: Basketter, F. Bryan
Stone, Tile, Victorian Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship