CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW AND ST JAMES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1361655

Date first listed: 14-Mar-1975

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW AND ST JAMES, ROSE LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW AND ST JAMES, ROSE LANE

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

District: Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 38856 87006

Details

SJ 3887 SJ 38 NE 7/1017 38/1017

ROSE LANE, L18 Church of St. Matthew and St. James

14.3.75.

G.V. II*

Church. 1870-75, Paley and Austin. Squared rubble with ashlar dressings, tile roof. Nave with lean-to aisles and north and south porches. Transepts and crossing tower, chancel north organ loft and south chapel and octagonal vestry. Late C.13 style. West end has gabled entrance, no capitals to mouldings, flanked by paired wide niches. Decorative flush work and 5-light window above; 3 -light window to south aisle. Paired 2-light aisle windows and 12-bay clerestory with 2-light windows. Pilaster buttresses, and quatrefoil panels to parapet. Gabled porch has 2 niches with statues of patron saints over pointed entrance. Tower has angle buttresses and north-east canted stair turret, 4 windows of 2 lights to north and south. 3-face clock; triple 2- light bell openings have hood moulds with fleurons; enriched parapet with pinnacles and pyramidal roof with iron finial. 5- light north transept window. Chancel has flushwork arcading and 6-light east window, south chapel has 3-light east and 2-light south windows. Vestry has enriched parapet, 2-light windows and lateral stack. Interior has 6-bay nave arcades, alternate octagonal and clustered piers; wallpiers to clerestory and waggon roof. Octagonal font has traceried panels and wrought iron canopy. Low panelled chancel wall with corbelled octagonal timber pulpit. Canopied choir stalls in crossing. Chancel has blind arcading; painted reredos with coved canopy; sedilia to south. East and west windows have stained glass of 1950's by C. Edwards. South (war memorial) chapel has elaborate hammer truss, fragments of original glass in window heads. Boer War memorial in vestry in Art Nouveau style. A very good example of the work of Paley and Austin, according to Pevsner (BoE).

Listing NGR: SJ3885687006

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 359368

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)
Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/108273
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/108264
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/108274
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/15602
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/15601
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/15611

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