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Church of St Thomas, Melling

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 216512

OS Grid Reference: SD3888400259
OS Grid Coordinates: 338884, 400259
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4955, -2.9227

Location: Rock Lane, Melling, Sefton L31 1EN

Locality: Melling
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L31 1EN

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Listing Text

SD 30 SE
(north side)
7/113 Church of
St. Thomas
Church. 1835 with chancel of 1873. By J. W. Casson. Stone
with stone slate roof, east end has concrete tile roofs. 5-
bay nave, west tower, chancel and north organ loft and south
vestry under lean-to roofs. Nave has cornice and coped
gables, diagonal buttresses with pinnacles, and lancets with
splayed reveals and hood moulds between weathered
buttresses. Gabled porch to end bay of south side. Tower
has diagonal buttresses. Giant arch to west side frames 3
lancets (2 blind) wih 3-light window above; north side
similar; south side has entrance with shouldered lintel.
Bell stage has paired louvred bell openings, cornice and
embattled parapet. Chancel has east window of 3 stepped
lancets; diagonal buttresses and paired lights to organ loft
and vestry. Stack to south east angle of nave. Interior:
Roof has tie beam trusses. Deep west gallery on iron
columns with moulded capitals. East wall of nave has
chancel arch on round piers, flanking segmental pointed
recesses, that to left with organ pipes, with rosettes
above. Similar south entrance. Chancel has pointed arch to
organ lofts and south blind arches. Window has stained
glass by Holiday dated 1907. Nave has good wall memorials,
especially R. Bootle (died 1758 and Sir T. Bootle (died
1753). To rear of nave, pointed commandment, prayer and
creed boards, also board commemorating rebuilding of church
(1834) and charity board flanking entrance to south
entrance. Hanoverian arms in gallery. Open-well stair in

Listing NGR: SD3888400259

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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