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Church of Saint Mary, Liverpool

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213670

OS Grid Reference: SJ3972393346
OS Grid Coordinates: 339723, 393346
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4334, -2.9087

Location: Meadow Lane, Liverpool L12 5HP

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L12 5HP

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There is also a scheduled monument, West Derby Motte and Bailey Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(east side)

17/78 Church of Saint
12.7.66 Mary

G.V. II*

Church. 1853-56. Sir George Gilbert Scott.Stone with slate
roofs. 5-bay nave with aisles under lean-to roofs and north
and south porches. Transepts and crossing tower. 3-bay
chancel and north and south chapels; vestry on south side.
Geometrical style. West entrance of 2 orders with window
above of 4 lights, aisle west windows of 2 lights. Aisles
have cornice and parapet, windows of 3 lights and stone
rainwater heads in the form of beasts; offset buttresses.
Clerestory has 2-light windows. Porch, entrance of 2
orders, sides have quatrefoil and trefoil openings (north
porch blocked, 1984). North transept has 4-light north
window, spherical triangle windows to east and west; canted
stair turret with pinnacle to west. Tower of 2 stages has
octagonal angle turrets with crocketed pinnacles. Lower
stage has 5-bay blind arcade with cusped arches with frieze
of quatrefoils and embattled parapet over. Upper stage has
paired 2-light bell openings with canopied niche above,
Lombard frieze and pierced parapet. Chancel has apsidal
end, 2-light windows and Lombard frieze. Chapels have 3-
light east window and 2-light side windows. North Chapel
windows blocked (1984). Vestry has windows of 2 and 3
cusped lights an parpapet. South transept 3 2-light
windows with chamfered buttresses below and rose above.
Interior has arcades with round columns, wall shafts and
scissor braced roofs. Crossing with clustered shafts and
triforium with 2-light traceried openings;flat ceiling over.
Chancel has 2-bay arcade on quatrefoil piers to south
chapel, organ loft to north. Octagonal font has traceried
canopy. Pulpit, choir stalls, chancel panelling and screen
and reredos at south chapel by J. O. Scott, 1906. Stained
glass mostly by Hardman. Of particular note is the fine
carving of the arcade capitals. One of Sir Gilbert Scott's
better works.with a particularly good interior. (Sundial
from previous church set on south wall and dated 1793.)

Listing NGR: SJ3972393346

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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