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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.


List entry Number: 1379697



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District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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UID: 479098

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SD3417NW MANCHESTER ROAD 664-1/10/131 (South West side) 15/11/72 Church of Holy Trinity


Church; the third on this site since 1837. 1895-1913, designed by Huon Matear of Liverpool, built by Messrs. Woods of Bolton (organ chamber, crypt and vestries 1895; nave and aisles 1903, north transept 1909-11, west front and tower 1912-13). Glazed red brick with dressings of Portland stone and some sandstone (tower pinnacles renewed late C20 in fibreglass), slate roof. STYLE: Free Perpendicular. PLAN: nave with north-west tower, north and south aisles, north transept, chancel with north chapel and south vestry. EXTERIOR: the 4-stage tower, the lower half of brick with stone bands and the upper of stone, with plain angle buttresses carried up as pinnacles embracing the top stage, has a crocketed west doorway protected by a gabled stone arch with carving and a north doorway under a gabled stone arch enriched with wheat ears; an elaborate third stage with a tall moulded arch in each side containing a traceried and louvred 3-light window with attached clock-face, an open-work balcony below carried on a segmental arch flying between the buttresses, and a crocketed gablet above; octagonal top stage with blind tracery, stepped parapet and short flying buttresses to the pinnacles. The west front of the nave has large octagonal corner turrets linked by a flying 2-centred arch containing three 2-centred arches, each with a tall recessed 2-light window; below these windows a balustraded balcony on a pair of segmental arches protecting 2 segmental-arched doorways; above it is a stepped gable with blind arcading. The south aisle has a gabled porch and 4 bays of 2-centred arches each containing a large 4-light window with Perpendicular tracery; the north aisle has 2 bays in matching style, then the transept with coupled gables each with a 3-light window. The 3-bay chancel has flying buttresses over the north chapel. INTERIOR: very lofty 5-bay aisle arcades of octagonal columns without caps, and 2-centred arches moulded in 3 orders; 2-bay north transept with cylindrical column carrying longitudinal and transverse arches forming 4 cells of wooden rib-vaulting; large chancel arch containing a fine wooden rood screen with integral pulpit; chancel with rib-vaulted roof. Organ case on south side matching the screen, 2-bay north arcade filled with elaborately traceried wooden and glazed screen; elaborately carved and painted reredos triptych. Stained glass includes good memorial window to Lieutenant Eric Wood (killed Ypres 1916).

Listing NGR: SD3422017534

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National Grid Reference: SD 34220 17534


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