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Church of St Bede

A Grade II Listed Building in Appleton, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3713 / 53°22'16"N

Longitude: -2.7311 / 2°43'52"W

OS Eastings: 351450

OS Northings: 386295

OS Grid: SJ514862

Mapcode National: GBR 9YCG.H6

Mapcode Global: WH87K.0JQC

Plus Code: 9C5V97C9+GG

Entry Name: Church of St Bede

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56047

ID on this website: 101130411

Location: St Bede's Roman Catholic Church, Appleton, Halton, Cheshire, WA8

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Appleton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Widnes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Widnes St John

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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2/86 Church of St. Bede


Catholic Church, 1847, by Weightman & Hadfield, in red sandstone with
slate roof. Large west tower with angle buttresses, gargoyles and
crenellations. The windows are paired lancets to nave, curvilinear
to the chancel (with stained glass) and trefoil to clerestorey. The
main entrance, in the tower is in Decorated style.
Interior: Side aisles formed by alternate round and octagonal
sandstone columns supporting large Gothic arches. nave roof has
exposed rafters with scissor bracing and simple hammerbeam supports,
whereas the chancel has rafters formed into braced collar trusses,
also with hammer beam supports. Plastered walls and ceilings
between timbers. Central altar of 1850 reputed to be a design of
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Large organ at high level in tower area.

Listing NGR: SJ5145086295

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