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Church of Our Lady, Lydiate

Description: Church of Our Lady

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 216491

OS Grid Reference: SD3648005204
OS Grid Coordinates: 336480, 405204
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5396, -2.9599

Location: Southport Road, Lydiate, Sefton L31 4HD

Locality: Lydiate
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L31 4HD

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Listing Text

SD 30 NE
(east side)
4/92 Church of
Our Lady
Catholic church. 1854-5. By J.J. Scoles. Reredos
erected in 1878. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings;
slate roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, north
west tower, south porch and vestry, and chancel. 4-bay
aisles have 2-light windows with early Perpendicular tracery
between weathered buttresses; end diagonal buttresses.
South porch is gabled, entrance with continuous mouldings
and niche above. West end on moulded plinth. West window
of 2 lights with quatrefoil above. Tower has 3 stages,
north door; 2nd stage has cusped lancets, top stage
recessed, with 2-light louvred bell openings, cornice,
embattled parapet and crocketed pinnacles. Chancel has
moulded plinth, 3-light reticulated east window between
diagonal buttresses; quatrefoil above. To north, 2 windows
of 2 lights. To south, vestry with gable-end stacks and
canted projection in western angle. Interior has arcades on
octagonal piers. Roof has scissor-brace trussess. Chancel
arch with statues to either side. Alabaster chancel rail;
pulpit at north end incoporates C15 figure of a bishop.
Elaborate reredos with relief scenes and canopied figures,
altar moved forward. Flanking cusped ogee-arched recesses.
Piscina with double ogee arch. North aisle altar has
quatrefoil opening revealing sculptured entombment, and
reredos. West gallery and baptistry to south with C15
alabaster reliefs of life of St. Katherine and visitation
taken from St. Katherine's chapel (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD3648005204

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Source: English Heritage

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