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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Bebington, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.348 / 53°20'52"N

Longitude: -3.0034 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 333300

OS Northings: 383921

OS Grid: SJ333839

Mapcode National: GBR 7YGQ.KK

Mapcode Global: WH87L.V30Q

Plus Code: 9C5R8XXW+5J

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 27 December 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215383

ID on this website: 101075462

Location: St Andrew's Church, Lower 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: Bebington St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ 38 SW,

CHURCH ROAD (south side),
Lower Bebington, Church of St Andrew



Church. Two bays of nave south arcade, C12; south aisles,
c.1300; south-west tower, early to mid C14, chancel and
north and south chapels, crossing and transeptal bays, early
C16, north aisle, 1847, using windows and entrance of former
nave north wall of early C14.

North aisle has parapet;
gabled porch, pointed entrance has doors with vertical
strips, studs and strap hinges; window of three lights and one
of two lights, west window is straight-headed of two lights,
under gable, west end of nave has 3-light straight-headed
window. Tower has deep buttresses, western two are diagonal,
rectangular stair turret to north side; west window of two
lights, second stage lancet with shouldered lintel, and 2-light
louvred bell openings. Splay spire with lucarnes. South
aisle has two windows with Y-tracery, gabled porch similar to
above; C19 masonry to eastern bay. Chancel and gabled
chapels have moulded base, sill course, weathered buttresses
with bases of panelled pinnacles, cornice and parapet.
4-light windows with hollow-chamfered reveals and hood moulds,
transoms and Perpendicular tracery. North-chapel windows
are cusped, south-chapel windows cusped below transom,
transeptal bay windows uncusped. East end has 5-light
windows. Entrances to eastern bays, that to north C19.

INTERIOR has 3-bay Norman style arcades C19 arch-braced
collar roof. South aisle has blocked window and high door
to eastern end. Round font with simple panels, probably
medieval. Crossing and transeptal bays have panelled piers,
corbelled chancel and chapel arches. Chancel has 3-bay
arcades, wall shafts to tie-beam roof. Chancel, chapel and
parclose screens by C.E. Deacon. Windows have cusped
panelled recesses below. Reredoses and altars are C19,
pierced panels to altars. C16 misericords and bench ends.
Timber pulpit has tracery panels. North transept window by
Wailes, 1855; south transept window by Holiday, 1881.

Listing NGR: SJ3330083921

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