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Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
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SJ 30646 93891


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SJ 39 SW 3/73

WALLASEY, NEW BRIGHTON, ALBION STREET (north side), Church of St. James

(Formerly listed as: WALLASEY, VICTORIA ROAD (south side), New Brighton, Church of St. James)



Church. 1854-6. By Sir G.G. Scott. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof. 4-bay nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, north and south transepts, chancel with north east tower, south chapel and vestry. Aisles have paired cusped lights between weathered buttresses. Gabled western porches with entrances of 2 orders and round windows. Clerestory has traceried triangular windows. West end has gabled buttresses, west door of 2 orders, 3 cusped lancets and top round windows. Transepts have gabled buttresses, 3 cusped lancets and rose window to north and south. Chancel has canted end, Lombard frieze and corbelled angle shafts; 2-light windows. Tower has gabled angle buttresses; cusped pointed east entrance and blind arcading to north; 2nd stage has traceried lancets; 3rd stage has paired trefoil-headed lights; 4th stage has nook shafts and 2-light louvred bell openings, cornice with ball flower. Broach spire has 2 tiers of lucarnes, the lower tier removed, niches over broaches. South chapel has diagonal buttress and 2-light windows. Vestry extending to south of 1923, straight-headed windows with cusped lights. Interior: Nave arcades of 5 bays on round columns. Chancel arch on columns with foliate capitals. Low iron chancel screen, octagonal timber pulpit with figures; 1912. Arch to north organ loft and 2-bay arcade to south chapel. East end has wall paintings, 1899, by A.D. Hemming; canopied figures and angels, ceiling also painted. Painted reredos, 1891, by A.D. Hemmings. South chapel has reredos and parclose screen, 1938, by B.A. Miller. Some interesting C19 stained glass to north and east.

Listing NGR: SJ3064693891


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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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Date: 12 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05041/31
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