Church of St. James


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. James, Chestnut Grove


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. James, Chestnut Grove

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

Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 33894 95913


SJ 39 NW 9/14 BOOTLE CHESTNUT GROVE (east side) Church of 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.

Five-bay nave has three-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, two-light trefoil-headed west window, tall buttresses and pavilion roof. Tower has slender buttresses; three-light window over south entrance. Octagonal top stage with octagonal pinnacles, two-light louvred bell openings, gargoyles and embattled parapet. West end of nave has five-light window over gabled entrance of two orders and traceried tympanum, flanking octagonal pinnacles. East end of chancel has angle buttresses with gabled pinnacles, five-light east window with trefoil frieze above, and three-light window in gable. North chapel has canted end with 1:2:1 light windows; south chapel has five-light window and gable to south with rose window.

Interior has tall six-bay nave arcades with alternate circular and octagonal piers; roof has moulded collar trusses. Three-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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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: 20 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16844/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ronald May. Source Historic England Archive
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