Old Christ Church


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool


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Statutory Address:
Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool

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

Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ 32146 97622


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/11/2018

SJ3297NW 778-1/9/131

CROSBY WATERLOO ROAD (East side) Old Christ Church (Formerly listed as Christ Church)


GV II* Church, now disused and subject to vandalism. 1891-99, by H.J 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 two-centred arched six-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 two-light windows with tracery, and attached to left and right are porches which have large two-centred moulded archways in the west sides with carved spandrels and square hoodmoulds, and pairs of one-light windows in the north and south gable walls respectively. Aisles have square-headed windows (all boarded) and above these the nave has large two-centred arched three-light windows with tracery and carved spandrels (four on the north side and five on the south). The transept on the north side has a traceried four-light window in the north gable and a pair of small square-headed two-light windows with tracery at a high level of its west side.

Tower, of three 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 two-centred arched three-light traceried window to the first stage (boarded), two tiers of blocked blind arcading to the second stage and a small two-light window above this, and large square-headed three-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 one-bay chancel has an exceptionally large segmental-pointed east window of 2:3:2 lights with Perpendicular tracery; the parallel south two-bay chapel has two pairs of two 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 five-light mullioned window, the second and fourth 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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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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