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Latitude: 53.4537 / 53°27'13"N
Longitude: -2.732 / 2°43'55"W
OS Eastings: 351487
OS Northings: 395464
OS Grid: SJ514954
Mapcode National: GBR 9XCH.BN
Mapcode Global: WH875.0GB5
Entry Name: Church of Holy Cross and Saint Helen
Location: St. Helens, WA10
County: St. Helens
Locality: Town Centre
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Listing Date: 23 August 1985
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 216365
Source ID: 1075912
SJ 59 NW ST. HELENS CORPORATION STREET
4/75 Church of Holy
- Saint Helen
Catholic church. 1860-2. J. J. Scoles. Rock-faced stone
with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Single vessel nave and
chancel with aisles under lean-to roofs, transepts and side
chapels under lean-to roofs; north porch. 8-bay nave has 3-
light windows with Curvilinear tracery, those to clerestory
have segmental pointed heads; aisle windows between
weathered buttresses. West end (ritual west is actual
east) has 5-light window above small entrance,with spherical
triangle window above. Transepts have 4-light windows with
rose windows above. Chancel has rose window with blind
lights below. Some tracery heads have been repaired on
south side of church. Interior: 8-bay arcades on slender
octagonal piers; corbelled statues of apostles to spandrels.
Flat ceiling with moulded beams. End bay of nave is
enclosed, 1st bay of arcade has gallery with C20 screen
below and to the sides. Timber chancel arch with rood and
pierced with tracery; continuous alabaster altar rail.
Timber parclose screens to chapels. Elaborate reredoses to
chancel and chapels. Sacred Heart chapel in north transept
has elaborate screen; entrance flanked by arcading on paired
marble piers, wrought iron gates, rich reredos and blind
arcading with pinnacles to north and west walls.
Listing NGR: SJ5148795464
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