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Church of St James, Bootle

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 216414

OS Grid Reference: SJ3389495913
OS Grid Coordinates: 333894, 395913
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4558, -2.9970

Location: Bootle, Merseyside L20 4LX L20 4LX

Locality: Bootle
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L20 4LX

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Listing Text

SJ 39 NW
(east side)
9/14 Church of
22.07.83 St. James
Catholic church. 1885. By C. Hadfield of M.E. Hadfield and
Sons, Sheffield. Stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles
and south west tower, chancel and north and south chapels.
5-bay nave has 3-light windows with Geometrical tracery
between deep buttresses; clerestory has paired windows with
Y-tracery. West end of north aisle forms chapel, with
canted end, 2-light trefoil-headed west window, tall
buttresses and pavilion roof. Tower has slender buttresses;
3-light window over south entrance. Octagonal top stage
with octagonal pinnacles, 2-light louvred bell openings,
gargoyles and embattled parapet. West end of nave has 5-
light window over gabled entrance of 2 orders and traceried
tympanum, flanking octagonal pinnacles. East end of chancel
has angle buttresses with gabled pinnacles, 5-light east
window with trefoil frieze above, and 3-light window in
gable. North chapel has canted end with 1:2:1 light
windows; south chapel has 5-light window and gable to south
with rose winodw. Interior has tall 6-bay nave arcades with
alternate circular and octagonal piers; roof has moulded
collar trusses. 3-bay arcade to baptistery with west organ
loft over. Chancel and chapels have rib vaults; marble
continuous altar rail and reredoses. Chancel has reredos
with 15 statues in niches, altar has arched ciborium.
Alabaster pulpit on south side of nave has relief panel and
statues. Confessionals and passage to presbytery on south
side of church.

Listing NGR: SJ3389495913

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Source: English Heritage

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