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Description: Maghull Chapel
Date Listed: 11 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 216498
OS Grid Reference: SD3753401925
OS Grid Coordinates: 337534, 401925
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5103, -2.9434
MAGHULL DAMFIELD LANE
SD 30 SE
7/99 Maghull chapel
Chancel and north Unsworth chapel of former parish church.
Late C13 with later alterations; west wall and west bay of
south wall of 1880 following demolition of nave; bell turret
re-used from nave of 1775. Stone with stone slate roofs,
stone coped gables. East end has diagonal buttresses and
central buttress, chancel has 2-light window with
Perpendicular tracery and chapel has 3-light window with
intersected tracery. West end has south angle buttresses
with octagonal turret over; string course cornice and cupola --
with ball finial, and 4 lancet openings. Porch to chapel is
gabled with pointed doubel-chamfered entrance. Inner
entrance is round-headed with octagonal jambs; wide-boarded
door in frame with glazed quatrefoils. Round-headed entrance
to chancel. Lancet to chapel and triple lancets to chancel.
South side has 2 straight-headed windows of 2 lights with
creped ogee heads; north side has buttress. Interior: 2-bay
arcade has double-chamfered arches on round pier. C19
Scissor-braced roofs. Chancel has sedilia and piscina
recess, canopy missing. Remains of north side of chancel
arch. Remains of wall painting to south of east window, which
has tracery dating from restoration of 1883. Iron railings
to arcade. Some late C18 and early C19 wall memorials; board
commemorates enlargements enlargement of church in 1830.
Octagonal font has C19 base and cover. Stone vessel of
uncertain purpose at west end of chancel. Late C17 chained
chancel prayer book and book of homilies; bible of 1830.
Some early C17 chairs and bench. Baluster for sundial of
1781 on sill of west window. The chapel is an important
medieval survival in an area with few such buildings.
Listing NGR: SD3753401931
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Source: English Heritage
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