THE ORATORY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1063282
Date first listed:
28-Jun-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Jun-1985
Statutory Address:
THE ORATORY, UPPER DUKE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ORATORY, UPPER DUKE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 35386 89543

Details

SJ 3589 NW UPPER DUKE STREET L1

56/1263 The Oratory (formerly listed as Former 28.6.52 Mortuary Chapel)

G.V. I

Former mortuary chapel to St. James Cemetery, above which it stands on a steep rocky eminence. 1829.By John Foster in the form of a miniature Greek Doric temple, amphiprostyle, with hexastyle porticos on stylobate. Stone tiled roof with flat skylight and antefixae. Entrance with moulded architrave and panelled double doors, rectangular fanlight, and glazing bars. Good interior with peristyle of Ionic columns and central skylight. Good assembly of early C19 monuments, some by J. Gibson and Sir G. Chantrey. Statue of Huskisson by J. Gibson taken from Customs House,South Castle Street or Canning Place. One of the purest monuments of the Great Revival in England.Restored in 1981 and now used as a sculpture gallery.

Listing NGR: SJ3538589544

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
359643
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06583/05
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