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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: 1205333



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


District: Liverpool

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213702

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33/99 Church of 28.6.52 St. Clare

G.V. I

Church. 1888-90. L.Stokes. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Single vessel with small north transept and north and south chapels in a free late Gothic style. The north face has 6 deeply recessed windows of 4 lights at the upper level with Perpendicular tracery but sharply pointed heads. The small gabled transept has a 3-light window and pilaster buttresses and a stair turret ending at the lintel of the window. In the angle of transept and nave is a small octagonal turret with copper fleche. Before the 1st 2 windows is a low chapel with round-headed 5-light window and a 7-light window slightly pointed, in the return wall. At the western end is a small gabled porch. The west front is simply treated with a 7-light window in a deep splay with broad weathered sill. This has ornate tracery and 2 sharply chamfered king mullions. Shields in panels below each light.South front is organised as north front but a lean-to accommodates the confessionals. East front has 5-light window with complex tracery in a relieving arch,the springing of which rises from the weathered sill. Interior of 10 bays with waggon roof over wide nave and supported by deep splayed internal buttresses which are pierced to form passage aisles. The arcade which supports the combined gallery and clerestory is round arched with simple mouldings dying into the piers. East window with crucifixion and saints. Marble altar rail passes across the width of nave and chapels. High altar and reredos of the same material surmounted by large triptych. Polygonal stone pulpit with battered panelled sides and open tracery above. Marble font, a bowl simply treated with copper cover. One of the most original and influential buildings of its date in the country.

Listing NGR: SJ3779488649

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National Grid Reference: SJ 37796 88649


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