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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: 1257311



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


District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464014

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SJ3297NW WATERLOO ROAD 778-1/9/131 (East side) 04/07/52 Christ Church


Church, now disused and subject to vandalism. 1891-9, by HJ Austin of Austin and Paley. Snecked red sandstone, green slate roofs. STYLE: Perpendicular. PLAN: nave with north and south aisles, north-west and south-west porches, north transept coupled with north-east tower, full-height chancel with north vestry and south chapel. EXTERIOR: the gabled west front, with buttresses, has a canted baptistery with angle buttresses, square-headed windows with tracery (now boarded) and a chequer-work parapet, above this a large 2-centred arched 6-light west window with free Perpendicular tracery (the lower part now boarded and the upper now damaged) and a hoodmould run out as a brattished string-course, and a stepped gable parapet. The west ends of the aisles have 2-light windows with tracery, and attached to left and right are porches which have large 2-centred moulded archways in the west sides with carved spandrels and square hoodmoulds, and pairs of 1-light windows in the north and south gable walls respectively. Aisles have square-headed windows (all boarded) and above these the nave has large 2-centred arched 3-light windows with tracery and carved spandrels (4 on the north side and 5 on the south). The transept on the north side has a traceried 4-light window in the north gable and a pair of small square-headed 2-light windows with tracery at a high level of its west side. Tower, of 3 tall stages, with angle buttresses, an octagonal vice at the north-west corner carried up to a pinnacle, weathered bands between the stages and an embattled parapet, has a tall 2-centred arched 3-light traceried window to the 1st stage (boarded), 2 tiers of blocked blind arcading to the 2nd stage and a small 2-light window above this, and large square-headed 3-light belfry windows which have brattished transoms, stone louvres below and elaborate tracery above the transoms, and lintels with raised lettering in Gothic script: "Gloria Deo, Gloria Deo". The 1-bay chancel has an exceptionally large segmental-pointed east window of 2:3:2 lights with Perpendicular tracery; the parallel south 2-bay chapel has 2 pairs of 2 pairs of square-headed windows in the south wall and a large traceried east window. Two-bay north vestry with segmental-headed windows and a north narthex with

a 5-light mullioned window, the 2nd and 4th lights blind, and a doorway with raised Gothic lettering on the lintel: "Laudate Dominum". INTERIOR: not inspected. Forms group with associated boundary wall and gates to churchyard (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ3214697622

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National Grid Reference: SJ 32146 97622


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