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Christ Church, Birkenhead

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 215456

OS Grid Reference: SJ3185985133
OS Grid Coordinates: 331859, 385133
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3587, -3.0253

Location: Kings Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH63 8PT

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH63 8PT

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Listing Text

SJ 38 NW
(east side)
Higher Bebington
Christ Church


Church. 1857-9. By Walter Scott; steeple, 1885. Vestry
1899. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof.
Nave, aisles under lean-to roofs, north west tower and splay
spire, chancel and south vestry. 7-bay nave with 6-bay
aisles. Aisles have paired lancets with shafts and hood
moulds, south west 3-light nave window, south east entrance
of 2 orders with dog-tooth moulding to arch. Clerestory has
windows of 3 trefoil-headed lights. West end has 4-light
window with Geometrical tracery and flanking lancets, plain
entrance below and 3 lights to gable. Tower has angle
buttresses, west entrance and north 2-light plate tracery
window; paired louvred bell openings with trefoils over;
shingle splay spire. Chancel has 4-light window with hood
mould. Vestery has gabled west bay with 3-light plate
tracery window and east window of 3 trefoil-headed windows.
North organ loft has 3 cusped lancets and spherical triangle
window above with flat sill, east end as vestry. Interior:
has 6-bay acrades with alternate round and octagonal piers.
Arched scissor brace roof, that to chancel on angel corbels.
Screen of 1912, tracery lights, gates with strap hinges,
cornice with vine, cherubs and cresting with rood. Stone
pulpit, tracery over arched panels and buttresses. Blind
arcade to chancel east wall, and similar reredos. Square
font on shafts supporting angel corbels; carved panels have
symbols. Stone slab in porch wall has tracks of the
dinosaur, Cheirotherium.

Listing NGR: SJ3185985133

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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