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Church of St John Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Tuebrook and Stoneycroft, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4248 / 53°25'29"N

Longitude: -2.93 / 2°55'48"W

OS Eastings: 338297

OS Northings: 392406

OS Grid: SJ382924

Mapcode National: GBR 7JG.58

Mapcode Global: WH877.Y5XS

Entry Name: Church of St John Baptist

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359734

Location: Liverpool, L13

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Tuebrook and Stoneycroft

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Tuebrook St John

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 3892 WEST DERBY ROAD
(south side)
L13

21/1352 Church of
28.6.52 St. John Baptist

G.V. I


Church. 1868-70. G. F. Bodley. Cream stone with red stone
dressings and random banding, tile roofs, with slate roofs
to aisles. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, west
tower, chancel and north chapel, south organ loft and
vestry, short passage leading to deatched vestry. Tower has
angle buttresses with gabled traceried panels. West
entrance and 3-light window above with intersecting tracery.
Top stage has 2-light louvred bell openings. Panelled
parapet with pinnacles and spire on octagonal drum with 41
gabled 2-light openings. Lean-to stair turret to south-east
angle. 5-bay nave has 2-light clerestory windows, and 3-
light nave windows between buttresses. One segmental pointed
window to north aisle and south gabled arch. Porch with
flat roof and parapet, and statue in niche over entrance.
North chapel has 2 paired 2-light windows with statue of St.
Mark in niche; 3-light east window. Chancel has 5-light
east window with intersecting tracery and 3-light south
window. Vestry has unusual fluted gutter spout. Detached
vestry has 2-light window to Green Lane and 2 square-headed
2-light windows flanking lateral stack to south; connecting
passage has timber continuous traceried window of 6 lights,
with entrance. Interior has arcades on octagonal piers.
Walls are richly stencilled above sill level,roofs are also
stencilled.Wall painted above chancel arch by Kempe (a rare
example). Fittings are all richly painted. Nave has
octagonal front or panelled base with marble shafts;
pyramidal cover and lectern. Tower now has chapel of the
Holy Rood; reredos, alter and credence table adapted from
rood screen, 1890, by Bodley, taken from Dunstable Priory.
Chancel screen has ribbed coving and loft parapet, chapels
have similar screens, south chapel in end of aisle has
screen behind reredos. Chancel has canopied stalls,
parclose screen to north, organ to south. Rich reredos.
Brass to Father Brockman, 1925. East and south windows by
Morris and Co. Vestry has painted ceiling, passage has
arch-braced cambered tie beams, detached vestry has cope-
chests. A fine example of Bodley's early work with a
remarkably complete interior, one of the finest examples of
Victorian polychromy.


Listing NGR: SJ3829592405

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