CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252909
Date first listed:
31-Oct-1989
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART, MOUNT VERNON STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART, MOUNT VERNON STREET

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

District:
Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 36148 90831

Details

The following building shall be added:

SJ 39 SE MOUNT VERNON STREET

4/2000 Church of the Sacred Heart

- II

Roman Catholic church. 1886; designed by the leading Roman Catholic church practice, Goldie, Child & Goldie. Coursed rubble; Welsh slate roof. Plan: nave (7 bays), chancel (2 bays), both with N and S aisles; W narthex and SW transept (probably the baptistery); polygonal apsidal E end (sanctuary). W end stands high above steps with retaining walls, the gatepiers gabled finials and traceried panels and iron railings (all included in this listing). W front: 7-light W window: polygonal turret (to SW) with open traceried belfry openings and spire: 4-bay northex with 2 2-light windows flanked by side doors. 3 light W window to N aisle. The 2 bay W elevation of the SW transept forms an integral part of the W end composition with 2 plate-tracery windows with parapet. 3-light clerestory windows with alternating form of Decorated tracery pattern; 3-light windows to S aisle only (the N side originally stood adjacent to now demolished buildings and has no windows. 2-light windows to sanctuary, set high over plain walling with tall gabled buttresses at the angles. Interior: nave and chancel arcades with octagonal piers and deeply moulded arches of equi- lateral section. Roof principals supported on tall wall shaft and stone corbels. Sanctuary furnishings; an important group designed by Pugin & Pugin (1891): marble (or polished alabaster) panelled reredos of 2 tiers, blank traceried square-headed bays below, those above with Biblical scenes, the prin- cipal divisions with niches containing statues by Boulton of Cheltenham (with elaborate canopies and plinths of clustered shafts); richly carved pinnacles and brattishing. Contemporary altar with carved fronted panels and gabled rere-altar with attendant angels. Full set of glass. Painted boarded ceiling.

Listing NGR: SJ3614890831

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
436022
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/06439/30
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