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Church of Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Saint Helens

Description: Church of Holy Cross and Saint Helen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 216365

OS Grid Reference: SJ5148795464
OS Grid Coordinates: 351487, 395464
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4537, -2.7320

Locality: Saint Helens
County: St Helens
Country: England
Postcode: WA10 1LQ

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Listing Text

SJ 59 NW ST. HELENS CORPORATION STREET
(north side)
4/75 Church of Holy
Cross and
- Saint Helen

- II

Catholic church. 1860-2. J. J. Scoles. Rock-faced stone
with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Single vessel nave and
chancel with aisles under lean-to roofs, transepts and side
chapels under lean-to roofs; north porch. 8-bay nave has 3-
light windows with Curvilinear tracery, those to clerestory
have segmental pointed heads; aisle windows between
weathered buttresses. West end (ritual west is actual
east) has 5-light window above small entrance,with spherical
triangle window above. Transepts have 4-light windows with
rose windows above. Chancel has rose window with blind
lights below. Some tracery heads have been repaired on
south side of church. Interior: 8-bay arcades on slender
octagonal piers; corbelled statues of apostles to spandrels.
Flat ceiling with moulded beams. End bay of nave is
enclosed, 1st bay of arcade has gallery with C20 screen
below and to the sides. Timber chancel arch with rood and
pierced with tracery; continuous alabaster altar rail.
Timber parclose screens to chapels. Elaborate reredoses to
chancel and chapels. Sacred Heart chapel in north transept
has elaborate screen; entrance flanked by arcading on paired
marble piers, wrought iron gates, rich reredos and blind
arcading with pinnacles to north and west walls.


Listing NGR: SJ5148795464

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Source: English Heritage

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