CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1257762
Date first listed:
20-Dec-1996
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, BACK LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, BACK LANE

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

District:
Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 31956 01712

Details

CROSBY

SD3101 BACK LANE, Little Crosby 778-1/4/165 Church of St Mary

GV II

Roman Catholic church. 1845-7, by Weightman & Hadfield. Coursed sandstone rubble, slate roofs. STYLE: simple Decorated. PLAN: nave with west steeple, north and south aisles, chancel with transeptal chapel on south side and attached offices on north side. EXTERIOR: the steeple, a square 3-stage tower with a broach spire, has angle-buttresses terminating at the 3rd stage, a traceried 3-light west window to the 2nd stage and small traceried 2-light windows to the 3rd stage (all these windows with hoodmoulds), and the spire has gableted 2-light lucarnes between the broaches, with stone louvres. The full-height 4-bay aisles with buttresses have traceried 2-light windows, and in the 1st bay of the north aisle is a gabled porch which has a 2-centred arched doorway with a double-chamfered head and a hoodmould, a niche with a statue, and gable coping with an apex cross. Attached to the south side of the chancel are 2 unequal gabled side offices, both with small 1- and 2-light windows and the larger to the right with a gable chimney. INTERIOR: 4-bay aisle arcades of octagonal columns with moulded caps carrying 2-centred arches with 2 orders of moulding; 2-centred tower arch containing gallery; wagon roof painted with the litany of Our Lady; double-chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular responds; chancel with sedilia and piscina, recumbent effigy of William Blundell (d.1854), and 2-bay south arcade of double-chamfered arches on cylindrical column with foliated cap, opening into Blundell memorial chapel painted with scenes from family history. Forms group with associated presbytery and convent (qv).



Listing NGR: SD3195601712

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
463488
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: 05 Mar 2005
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