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Statutory Address:

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Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 29643 92178


SJ 29 SE WALLASEY CLAREMOUNT ROAD (west side) Wallasey

2/40 Church of - St. Hilary


Church. 1858-9. By W. and J. Hay. Stone and slate roof with fish scale bands. Nave with aisles under lean-to roof, crossing tower and transepts, chancel with north vestry and south chapel. 4-bay nave has 3-light segmental-pointed windows between buttresses to aisles, north and south gabled porches with entrances of one order. Clerestory has segmental-pointed windows of 2 ogee-headed lights. West front has entrance of 2 orders with dog-tooth moulding approached by steps; 4-light window with Decorated tracery between weathered buttresses and 2-light aisle windows. Transepts have 2 windows of 2 lights and rose window above, 2-light east windows. Tower has octagonal north east turret rising above parapet. Bell stage has angle buttresses and paired 2-light louvred bell openings, ball flower cornice and embattled parapet with gargoyles. Top stage of turret has small lights, Chancel has diagonal buttresses, 5-light east window and 2-light windows to north and south. Vestry has lateral stack, 3-light window with similar one above to east, and extension dated 1923. Interior: Nave arcades have hexagonal piers, which retain gas pipes; arch-braced roof on wall shafts. Font has bowl on central pier and 4 piers to angles. Chancel has 2-bay organ loft to north and 2-bay chapel arcade to south. Sedilia with nodding ogee heads and piscina set in pinnacle to south, piscina with nodding ogee head to north. Timber reredos with rich carving. Stalls dated 1897, Arts and Crafts ornament and enamel plaques. Timber screen to chapel. The church is a prominent landmark in north west Wirral.

Listing NGR: SJ2964392178


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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: 14 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06360/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Geoffrey Court. Source Historic England Archive
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