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Church of St.andrew, Birkenhead

Description: Church of St.andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 December 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215383

OS Grid Reference: SJ3330183908
OS Grid Coordinates: 333301, 383908
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3478, -3.0034

Location: B5136, Birkenhead, Wirral CH63 7PJ

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH63 7PJ

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Listing Text

SJ 38 SW
(south side)
Lower Bebington
6/64 Church of
27.12.62 St. Andrew


Church. 2 bays of nave south arcade, C12; south aisles,
c.1300; south west tower, early to mid C14, chancel and
north and south chapels, crossing and transeptal bays, early
C16, north aisle, 1847, using windows and entrance of former
nave north wall of early C14. North aisle has parapet;
gabled porch, pointed entrance has doors with vertical
strips, studs and strap hinges; window of 3 lights and one
of 2 lights, west window is straight-headed of 2 lights,
under gable, west end of nave has 3-light straight-headed
window. Tower has deep buttresses, western 2 are diagonal,
rectangular stair turret to north side; west window of 2
lights, 2nd stage lancet with shouldered lintel, and 2-light
louvred bell openings. Splay spire with lucarnes. South
aisle has 2 windows with Y-tracery, gabled porch similar to
above; C19 masonry to eastern bay. Chancel and gabled
chapels have moulded base, sill course, weathered buttresses
with bases of panelled pinnacles, cornice and parapet. 4-
light windows with hollow-chamfered reveals and hood moulds,
transoms and Perpendicular tracery. North chapel windows
are cusped, south chapel windows cusped below transom,
transeptal bay windows uncusped. East end has 5-light
windows. Entrances to eastern bays, that to north C19.
Interior has 3-bay Norman style arcades C19 arch-braced
collar roof. South aisle has blocked window and high door
to eastern end. Round font with simple panels, probably
medieval. Crossing and transeptal bays have panelled piers,
corbelled chancel and chapel arches. Chancel has 3-bay
arcades, wall shafts to tie-beam roof. Chancel, chapel and
parclose screens by C.E. Deacon. Windows have cusped
panelled recesses below. Reredoses and altars are C19,
pierced panels to altars. C16 misericords and bench ends.
Timber pulpit has tracery panels. North transept window by
Wailes, 1855; south transept window by Holiday, 1881.

Listing NGR: SJ3330083922

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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