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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: 1217877



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


District: Wirral

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Mar-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389152

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SJ38NW CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, Oxton 789-1/4/219 (South side) 28/03/74 Christ Church


Parish Church. 1844. By W.Jearrad. Tooled ashlar faced with Welsh slate roofs. West tower with spire, nave, transepts and chancel on sloping site with undercroft towards liturgical east. 2-stage tower with advanced ogival arch with clustered shafts to west door, quatrefoil and clock over. Paired glazed lights above. Plain block corbel table. Brooch spire with lucarnes. Nave of 6 bays divided by buttresses capped by pinnacles. Each bay has wide lancet window with lattice glazing in double chamfered surround. 2 bays to 2-storeyed transepts. Transept gable walls divided 1-3-1 by buttresses, with stepped window to main storey and rose window over. Doorway in steep projecting gablet toward east. East wall has paired lancets in aisles over gabletted buttresses, and doorway in south aisle. Stepped lancets to chancel, with rose window over in full-height archway. Triple lancets lighting hall below. Interior: Undivided nave of 6 bays with west gallery and raking galleries to transepts. Original roof replaced. Original seating and choir stalls survive virtually intact. Willis organ. Two low-relief panels by T.Kelly as memorial to James and Agnes Roper. Stained glass: Series of late C19-early C20 windows in nave in medieval and Pre-Raphaelite styles, including two early C20 windows signed by Jones and Willis. Angels in rose windows over transepts. The church is said to have been built as a speculation, and was therefore designed for no particular liturgical practice. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3091087867

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

National Grid Reference: SJ 30910 87867


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