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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1075889



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


District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Jul-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 216414

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BOOTLE CHESTNUT GROVE SJ 39 NW (east side) 9/14 Church of 22.07.83 St. James II Catholic church. 1885. By C. Hadfield of M.E. Hadfield and Sons, Sheffield. Stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles and south west tower, chancel and north and south chapels. 5-bay nave has 3-light windows with Geometrical tracery between deep buttresses; clerestory has paired windows with Y-tracery. West end of north aisle forms chapel, with canted end, 2-light trefoil-headed west window, tall buttresses and pavilion roof. Tower has slender buttresses; 3-light window over south entrance. Octagonal top stage with octagonal pinnacles, 2-light louvred bell openings, gargoyles and embattled parapet. West end of nave has 5- light window over gabled entrance of 2 orders and traceried tympanum, flanking octagonal pinnacles. East end of chancel has angle buttresses with gabled pinnacles, 5-light east window with trefoil frieze above, and 3-light window in gable. North chapel has canted end with 1:2:1 light windows; south chapel has 5-light window and gable to south with rose winodw. Interior has tall 6-bay nave arcades with alternate circular and octagonal piers; roof has moulded collar trusses. 3-bay arcade to baptistery with west organ loft over. Chancel and chapels have rib vaults; marble continuous altar rail and reredoses. Chancel has reredos with 15 statues in niches, altar has arched ciborium. Alabaster pulpit on south side of nave has relief panel and statues. Confessionals and passage to presbytery on south side of church.

Listing NGR: SJ3389495913

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National Grid Reference: SJ 33894 95913


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