CROSBY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1257394
Date first listed:
26-Mar-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
20-Dec-1996
Statutory Address:
CROSBY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, MERSEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CROSBY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, MERSEY ROAD

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

District:
Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 31463 99478

Details

CROSBY

SJ39NW MERSEY ROAD 778-1/3/103 (North side) 26/03/73 Crosby United Reformed Church (Formerly Listed as: MERSEY ROAD Congregational Church)

GV II

Congregational church, now United Reformed church. 1897-8 (dated 1897 at east end); by Douglas and Fordham. Snecked red sandstone, graduated green slate roofs. STYLE: Gothic. PLAN: nave with fleche, low north and south aisles, south-east porch, large north and south transepts, west chancel, south-west choir vestry (with organ-house above). EXTERIOR: the 4-bay nave has angle-buttresses terminating in octagonal turrets, large side buttresses pierced by the aisles, 2-centred arched 3-light clerestory windows with stepped arched lights, a large 2-centred arched 3-light east window with traceried lights, and a slated fleche with open arcading at the foot; the aisles have a pair of small 2-centred arched windows in each bay. The east bay on the south side has a large gabled porch with coupled arched doorways set in a 2-centred arch with 4 orders of moulding. The transepts have large 2-centred arched 4-light windows with moulded surrounds and geometrical tracery. The 2-storey choir vestry has a polygonal turret attached to its south side. The chancel has a 5-light window with geometrical plate tracery, flanked by cusped blind windows. Large congregational hall (probably formerly school) linked to north side of church by single-storey range along east end: in similar style, and with 2 fleche ventilators on the roof. INTERIOR: double-chamfered 2-centred arched aisle arcades on short piers, forming 3 wide bays and 2 narrow bays at the east end; large transept arches in the same style; larger chancel arch with 2 orders of moulding; impressive timber roof of unusual construction, with hammerbeams supported by raked straight braces, arch-braced collar trusses carrying 2 sets of wind-braced purlins, and a flat boarded ceiling over the upper set.



Listing NGR: SJ3146399478

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
463931
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: 20 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/00310/10
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