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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1257394



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


District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Mar-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 20-Dec-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463931

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


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

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National Grid Reference: SJ 31463 99478


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