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Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
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SJ 36042 80020


BEBINGTON CHURCH LANE SJ 38 SE (north side) Eastham 7/60 Church of 27.12.62 St. Mary


Church. Late C13 to early C14, north chapel and aisles, C15, drastically restored 1870s by D. Walker. Stone, tile roofs with fishscale bands. Nave with gabled aisles, west tower, chancel,north chapel and south vestry. 4-bay nave has aisles with cornice and parapet, 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery, mostly C19. Single lights to clerestory. West end has 2-light windows to aisles. Tower has deep diagonal buttresses with stepped-weathered heads; west 2-light window, to south C19 vestry, to north small door; bell stage has louvred Y-tracery windows. Broach spire has unusual gable pinnacles, 3 tiers of lucarnes. South aisle has gabled porch, entrance with elliptical head. Vestry to south of aisle has canted end and 3-light window, entrance to east angle; 4-light east window. Chancel has 5- light window with reticulated tracery and 2 windows of 2 lights to south. Dormers to chancel not visible. Chapel has 5-light window, buttress between chapel and chancel has statue of Virgin and Child in canopied niche; north side of 4 bays with 3-light window. Interior: Nave has arcades on octagonal piers; C19 timber arch-braced roof. Font in base of tower is round, with band round shaft. Royal arms dated 1772. Good glass by C.E. Kempe to north aisle, clerestory, west end of south aisle and tower, 1888-90. Chancel has alabaster reredos; 4-bay arcade to chapel, south organ loft; south window and dormer windows by. E. Frampton, 1888 and 1890; east window, 1871. Chapel has timber screen. To left of altar; Charlotte Stanley, died 1662 and Sir Rowland Stanley, died 1613 table tomb with incised slab and brass plate. To right of altar, tomb chest, Sir William Stanley, died 1612, with tapering Ionic columns and incised slab. Screen to organ loft has 3 armorial panels c.1520 from Poole Family Pew.

Listing NGR: SJ3604280020


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

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Date: 23 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/08742/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Patrick Norris. Source Historic England Archive
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