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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: 1199239



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


District: St. Helens

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Aug-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 216375

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SJ 59 SW ST. HELENS NEW STREET (west side)

8/84 Church of - Saint Nicholas


Church. 1848-9. Sharpe and Paley, tower of 1897. Rubble walling, with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 5-bay nave with aisles under lean-to roof; west tower; chancel with south organ loft. Aisles have cornice with beasts and parapet; 3-light windows with Geometrical tracery. Gabled south porch with pointed entrance of one order. Clerestory has spherical triangle windows. Tower has diagonal buttresses; west window of 3 lights with transom; 2-light louvred bell openings; embattled parapet; low stair turret. 3-bay chancel has gabled setback buttresses and foliated cornice and parapet. Small north vestry. 2 windows of 2 lights to north and south and 3-light east window. Organ loft has gable and 2-light window above buttress; east window in angle, of 2 lights under half relieving arch. Interior: high narrow nave with arcades on round piers. Collar-truss roof on wall shafts on angel corbels. Chancel arch on corbelled wall shafts with foliated corbels and capitals. Octagonal font with clustered shafts. Pulpit corbelled from wall with pointed entrance and canted stair turret in north aisle. Chancel has arch-braced collar roof. North and south stained glass windows of 1850's and 1890's. East window dated 1879 probably by Holiday and Powell; flanking commandment panels with nodding ogee heads.

Listing NGR: SJ5218592631

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National Grid Reference: SJ 52185 92631


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