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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5585 / 53°33'30"N

Longitude: -2.9045 / 2°54'16"W

OS Eastings: 340183

OS Northings: 407252

OS Grid: SD401072

Mapcode National: GBR 8W49.Z3

Mapcode Global: WH86H.CT5C

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 19 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357773

Location: Aughton, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Aughton

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Aughton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SD 40 NW
8/14 Christ Church

- II

Church. 1867-70 by W & J Hay. Rock-faced sandstone with slate roof.
Comprises a west tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, lower
chancel, north transeptal organ chamber, and north vestry. Windows
contain flowing tracery of various descriptions. West tower has angle
buttresses, crocketed corner pinnacles, and pierced parapet. The south-
east stair turret projects above the parapet under a conical roof. On
each side are 2 bell openings of 2 lights with pointed heads. The west
window is of 4 lights. The west doorway is moulded and pointed. The 4
south aisle windows are of 3 lights. To the right of the western one is a
gabled porch, which has a moulded doorway with angle shafts. The north
aisle is of 5 bays. On the south side of the chancel are 3 windows of 2
lights. The east window is of 5 lights. Interior: nave arcades are of 5
bays and have moulded pointed arches springing from piers of quatrefoil
plan with foliated capitals. The nave has arch-braced collar trusses
rising from corbelled wallposts. Alternating with these are scissor-
braced trusses with timber angel corbels. Within the tall pointed tower
arch is a small west gallery with carved stone front. The chancel arch is
moulded and pointed and springs from engaged columns with foilated caps.
At the feet of the chancel roof principals are painted and gilded angels.
On the north side of the chancel is a 3-bay arcade. The western arch
opens into the organ chamber. The other 2 arches are blocked. They
contain blind tracery and tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments and
the Creed. Below the eastern arch is a piscina with nodding ogee arch.
Against the east wall is a reredos which has carved scenes from the life
of Christ within an arcade of nodding ogee arches. The stone pulpit and
font are elaborately carved.

Listing NGR: SD4018307252

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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