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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: 1199487



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


District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Maghull

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Oct-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 216498

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SD 30 SE 7/99 11.10.68

MAGHULL DAMFIELD LANE (south-west side)

Maghull Chapel



Chancel and north Unsworth chapel of former parish church. Late C13 with later alterations; west wall and west bay of south wall of 1883 following demolition of nave; bell turret re-used from nave of 1775. Stone with stone slate roofs, stone coped gables. East end has diagonal buttresses and central buttress, chancel has 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery and chapel has 3-light window with intersected tracery. West end has south angle buttresses with octagonal turret over; string course cornice and cupola with ball finial, and 4 lancet openings. Porch to chapel is gabled with pointed double-chamfered entrance. Inner entrance is round-headed with octagonal jambs; wide-boarded door in frame with glazed quatrefoils. Round-headed entrance to chancel. Lancet to chapel and triple lancets to chancel. South side has 2 straight-headed windows of 2 lights with creped ogee heads; north side has buttress. Interior: 2-bay arcade has double-chamfered arches on round pier. C19 Scissor-braced roofs. Chancel has sedilia and piscina recess, canopy missing. Remains of north side of chancel arch. Remains of wall painting to south of east window, which has tracery dating from restoration of 1883. Iron railings to arcade. Some late C18 and early C19 wall memorials; board commemorates enlargement of church in 1830. Octagonal font has C19 base and cover. Stone vessel of uncertain purpose at west end of chancel. Late C17 chained chancel prayer book and book of homilies; bible of 1830. Some early C17 chairs and bench. Baluster for sundial of 1781 on sill of west window. The chapel is an important medieval survival in an area with few such buildings.

Listing NGR: SD3753301930

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National Grid Reference: SD3753301930


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