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Church of St Benet and Chapel House

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Oswald, Sefton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4945 / 53°29'40"N

Longitude: -2.9677 / 2°58'3"W

OS Eastings: 335897

OS Northings: 400193

OS Grid: SD358001

Mapcode National: GBR 7XQ1.91

Mapcode Global: WH86V.DF1C

Entry Name: Church of St Benet and Chapel House

Listing Date: 11 October 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216519

Location: Sefton, L30

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: St Oswald

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bootle

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Netherton St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

NETHERTON CHAPEL LANE
SD 30 SE
(west side)
7/122 Church of
St. Benet and
11.10.68 Chapel House
II*
Catholic church and priest's house, now workshop and private
house. 1793. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof to
house, stone slate roof to church. House of 2 storeys and 3
bays faces street, chapel to rear of 2 bays. House has
windows with wedge lintels, those to ground floor sashed with
glazing bars, those to 1st floor have casements, with central
blind window. Central round-headed entrance has flat
pilasters and open pediment, complete fanlight and 6-panel
door. Gable-end stacks. Right return has 2 windows and
round-headed sashed stair window. Chapel has round-headed
windows which are sashed with glazing bars, those to top
sashes intersecting. Round-headed entrance to west end of
north side has blind tympanum and paired doors. West end has
stone coped gable with kneelers and bell-cote supporting
cross; window with tripartite sash with glazing bars lights
gallery. Interior remains largely intact. Panelled dado and
cornice. West gallery has stick balustrade and dog-leg stair
on north side. East wall has paired fluted corinthian
pilasters on marbled bases, entablature with urns and
anthemions to frieze and modillioned cornice, and open
pediment. Central (round-headed panel painted in colours
remeniscent of dawn sky has top relief of swagged curtains,
descending dove with gloria of rays flanked by winged cherubs'
heads. Marble sarcophagus altar in form of cyma moulding.
This is an important example of an early Catholic church and
is one of the best preserved examples in the north-west.


Listing NGR: SD3589700193

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