CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS AND SAINT HELEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1075912
Date first listed:
23-Aug-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS AND SAINT HELEN, CORPORATION STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS AND SAINT HELEN, CORPORATION STREET

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

District:
St. Helens (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 51487 95464

Details

SJ 59 NW ST. HELENS CORPORATION STREET (north side) 4/75 Church of Holy Cross and - Saint Helen

- II

Catholic church. 1860-2. J. J. Scoles. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel with aisles under lean-to roofs, transepts and side chapels under lean-to roofs; north porch. 8-bay nave has 3- light windows with Curvilinear tracery, those to clerestory have segmental pointed heads; aisle windows between weathered buttresses. West end (ritual west is actual east) has 5-light window above small entrance,with spherical triangle window above. Transepts have 4-light windows with rose windows above. Chancel has rose window with blind lights below. Some tracery heads have been repaired on south side of church. Interior: 8-bay arcades on slender octagonal piers; corbelled statues of apostles to spandrels. Flat ceiling with moulded beams. End bay of nave is enclosed, 1st bay of arcade has gallery with C20 screen below and to the sides. Timber chancel arch with rood and pierced with tracery; continuous alabaster altar rail. Timber parclose screens to chapels. Elaborate reredoses to chancel and chapels. Sacred Heart chapel in north transept has elaborate screen; entrance flanked by arcading on paired marble piers, wrought iron gates, rich reredos and blind arcading with pinnacles to north and west walls.

Listing NGR: SJ5148795464

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
216365
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: 28 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03284/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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