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Roman Catholic Church of St Monica

A Grade I Listed Building in Derby, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.4539 / 53°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.9798 / 2°58'47"W

OS Eastings: 335034

OS Northings: 395685

OS Grid: SJ350956

Mapcode National: GBR 753.FV

Mapcode Global: WH871.6GB0

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Monica

Listing Date: 19 March 1981

Last Amended: 29 November 2017

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216415

Location: Sefton, L20

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Derby

Built-Up Area: Bootle

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Bootle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 39 NE
(west side)
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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