CHURCH OF ST BENET AND CHAPEL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1075849
Date first listed:
11-Oct-1968
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BENET AND CHAPEL HOUSE, CHAPEL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST BENET AND CHAPEL HOUSE, CHAPEL LANE

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

District:
Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD3589700193

Details

NETHERTON CHAPEL LANE SD 30 SE (west side) 7/122 Church of St. Benet and 11.10.68 Chapel House II* Catholic church and priest's house, now workshop and private house. 1793. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof to house, stone slate roof to church. House of 2 storeys and 3 bays faces street, chapel to rear of 2 bays. House has windows with wedge lintels, those to ground floor sashed with glazing bars, those to 1st floor have casements, with central blind window. Central round-headed entrance has flat pilasters and open pediment, complete fanlight and 6-panel door. Gable-end stacks. Right return has 2 windows and round-headed sashed stair window. Chapel has round-headed windows which are sashed with glazing bars, those to top sashes intersecting. Round-headed entrance to west end of north side has blind tympanum and paired doors. West end has stone coped gable with kneelers and bell-cote supporting cross; window with tripartite sash with glazing bars lights gallery. Interior remains largely intact. Panelled dado and cornice. West gallery has stick balustrade and dog-leg stair on north side. East wall has paired fluted corinthian pilasters on marbled bases, entablature with urns and anthemions to frieze and modillioned cornice, and open pediment. Central (round-headed panel painted in colours remeniscent of dawn sky has top relief of swagged curtains, descending dove with gloria of rays flanked by winged cherubs' heads. Marble sarcophagus altar in form of cyma moulding. This is an important example of an early Catholic church and is one of the best preserved examples in the north-west.

Listing NGR: SD3589700193

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
216519
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.

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Date: 28 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01671/04
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