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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bebington, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3587 / 53°21'31"N

Longitude: -3.0253 / 3°1'31"W

OS Eastings: 331859

OS Northings: 385133

OS Grid: SJ318851

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y9L.TQ

Mapcode Global: WH87D.HVL1

Plus Code: 9C5R9X5F+FV

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215456

ID on this website: 101075450

Location: Christ Church, Higher Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Bebington

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bebington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Higher Bebington Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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Higher Bebington
KING'S ROAD (east side)
Christ Church


Church. 1857-9. By Walter Scott; steeple, 1885. Vestry
1899. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof.
Nave, aisles under lean-to roofs, north west tower and splay
spire, chancel and south vestry. 7-bay nave with 6-bay
aisles. Aisles have paired lancets with shafts and hood
moulds, south west 3-light nave window, south east entrance
of 2 orders with dog-tooth moulding to arch. Clerestory has
windows of 3 trefoil-headed lights. West end has 4-light
window with Geometrical tracery and flanking lancets, plain
entrance below and 3 lights to gable. Tower has angle
buttresses, west entrance and north 2-light plate tracery
window; paired louvred bell openings with trefoils over;
shingle splay spire. Chancel has 4-light window with hood
mould. Vestry has gabled west bay with 3-light plate
tracery window and east window of 3 trefoil-headed windows.
North organ loft has 3 cusped lancets and spherical triangle
window above with flat sill, east end as vestry. Interior:
has 6-bay arcades with alternate round and octagonal piers.
Arched scissor brace roof, that to chancel on angel corbels.
Screen of 1912, tracery lights, gates with strap hinges,
cornice with vine, cherubs and cresting with rood. Stone
pulpit, tracery over arched panels and buttresses. Blind
arcade to chancel east wall, and similar reredos. Square
font on shafts supporting angel corbels; carved panels have
symbols. Stone slab in porch wall has tracks of the
dinosaur, Cheirotherium.

Listing NGR: SJ3185985133

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