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Description: Church of St Monica
Date Listed: 19 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 216415
OS Grid Reference: SJ3503395688
OS Grid Coordinates: 335033, 395688
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4539, -2.9798
BOOTLE FERNHILL ROAD
SJ 39 NE
10/15 Church of
19.03.81 St. Monica
Catholic Church. 1936. By. F.X. Velarde. Fawn brick and
green pantile roof. Nave with aisles, wide west tower with
narthex, and chancel with north chapel (ritual west is
actual east) and organ loft. Narthex has entrance with
relief figure in canted panel over door and flanking 2-light
windows. Small stones below parapet with symbols and date
stone inscribed "JCF 1936". Tower has 3 windows of 2 lights
and 3 transoms, the upper lights round headed, zig-zag
frieze and cornice. Above these, 3 tall relief angels by
H. Tyson Smith. The returns of the tower have 2-light
window and relief eagle. Aisles of 6 bays have 2-light
windows with 3 transoms. Above the parapet, transverse
arches serve as flying buttresses. Chancel has 7-light, 2-
transom window to north, all lights round-headed. Low
chapel has 7-light north window. Organ loft has 4-light, 2-
transom east window. Interior: Round tower arch and round
arch to baptistery on south side of narthex, with chrome
gates. Round nave arcades, aisles pierced through internal
buttresses, that to north a passage aisle only. Small
paired lights to clerestory. Flat ceiling with longitudinal
ribs. Chancel east wall has fluted pilasters and relief
checkwork; 6 relief angels by W.L. Stevenson. Triangular
niches for cross, and high baldachino. Low 7-light window
to chapel and 2-light 2-transom screen to organ loft.
Chrome altar rail and gates to chapel. Nave altar.
Listing NGR: SJ3503395688
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Source: English Heritage
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