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The Oratory

A Grade I Listed Building in Riverside, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3988 / 53°23'55"N

Longitude: -2.9732 / 2°58'23"W

OS Eastings: 335386

OS Northings: 389543

OS Grid: SJ353895

Mapcode National: GBR 76R.VM

Mapcode Global: WH877.9TFT

Entry Name: The Oratory

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359643

Location: Liverpool, L1

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Luke in the City Team

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 3589 NW UPPER DUKE STREET
L1

56/1263 The Oratory
(formerly listed
as Former
28.6.52 Mortuary Chapel)

G.V. I


Former mortuary chapel to St. James Cemetery, above which
it stands on a steep rocky eminence. 1829.By John Foster in
the form of a miniature Greek Doric temple, amphiprostyle,
with hexastyle porticos on stylobate. Stone tiled roof with
flat skylight and antefixae. Entrance with moulded
architrave and panelled double doors, rectangular fanlight,
and glazing bars. Good interior with peristyle of Ionic
columns and central skylight. Good assembly of early C19
monuments, some by J. Gibson and Sir G. Chantrey. Statue of
Huskisson by J. Gibson taken from Customs House,South
Castle Street or Canning Place. One of the purest monuments
of the Great Revival in England.Restored in 1981 and now used
as a sculpture gallery.


Listing NGR: SJ3538589544

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