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Linacre Methodist Mission

A Grade II Listed Building in Litherland, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.4636 / 53°27'48"N

Longitude: -2.9972 / 2°59'49"W

OS Eastings: 333891

OS Northings: 396778

OS Grid: SJ338967

Mapcode National: GBR 710.ND

Mapcode Global: WH870.X6XL

Entry Name: Linacre Methodist Mission

Listing Date: 17 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216481

Location: Sefton, L21

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Litherland

Built-Up Area: Litherland

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Litherland St Andrew with Seaforth St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 39 NW
(east side)
9/83 Linacre Methodist
Chapel. Date in cartouche 1904. Red brick and yellow
terracotta with slate roof. 2 storeys, 1st bay is canted
under hipped roof, other 5 bays form symmetrical
composition. Weathered base, sill courses, cornice over
ground floor, 3-bay gable with flanking cornice and panelled
parapet. End brick pilaster strips and terracotta pilaster
strips flanking gabled centre; central bay flanked by
octagonal terracotta turrets ending in panelling and open-
sided cupolas. Top pediment with frieze inscribed: "LINACRE
MISSION HALL", relief foliage in pediment, and dated
cartouche. Ground floor paired segmental-headed windows
with central colonnettes, those to 1st bay with transom.
1st floor windows have relief panelled aprons; central
round-headed tripartite window with transom, angle pilasters
and keyed archivolt, flanking tall round-headed windows and
end round-headed windows with 2 round-headed lights and
roundel; 1st bay has segmental-headed windows with C20 plate
glass, other windows have art nouveau stained glass. Paired
entrances have panelled pilasters, archivolts and relief
spandrels; C20 hoods inserted. Left return plain. Right
return of 6 bays, elliptical-headed window with gables, end
4 bays to childrens chapel with 2-bay pedimented centre;
pediment dated 1908. Entrance hall has tiled dado. Main
hall has 5-bay arcades with round arches and rich relief
decoration over. Segmental-vaulted ceiling has similar
plaster decoration. Tiled walls now clad with timber.
Elliptical-arched recess has round-headed panel with mosaic-
work text. The mission was founded in the late C19 and the
present chapel replaces one built only a few years earlier,
which was probably on the site of the children's chapel.

Listing NGR: SJ3389196778

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

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