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

Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 38884 00259


MELLING ROCK LANE SD 30 SE (north side) 7/113 Church of St. Thomas 11.10.68 G.V. II Church. 1835 with chancel of 1873. By J. W. Casson. Stone with stone slate roof, east end has concrete tile roofs. 5- bay nave, west tower, chancel and north organ loft and south vestry under lean-to roofs. Nave has cornice and coped gables, diagonal buttresses with pinnacles, and lancets with splayed reveals and hood moulds between weathered buttresses. Gabled porch to end bay of south side. Tower has diagonal buttresses. Giant arch to west side frames 3 lancets (2 blind) wih 3-light window above; north side similar; south side has entrance with shouldered lintel. Bell stage has paired louvred bell openings, cornice and embattled parapet. Chancel has east window of 3 stepped lancets; diagonal buttresses and paired lights to organ loft and vestry. Stack to south east angle of nave. Interior: Roof has tie beam trusses. Deep west gallery on iron columns with moulded capitals. East wall of nave has chancel arch on round piers, flanking segmental pointed recesses, that to left with organ pipes, with rosettes above. Similar south entrance. Chancel has pointed arch to organ lofts and south blind arches. Window has stained glass by Holiday dated 1907. Nave has good wall memorials, especially R. Bootle (died 1758 and Sir T. Bootle (died 1753). To rear of nave, pointed commandment, prayer and creed boards, also board commemorating rebuilding of church (1834) and charity board flanking entrance to south entrance. Hanoverian arms in gallery. Open-well stair in tower.

Listing NGR: SD3888400259


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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: 16 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01678/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source Historic England Archive
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