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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Widnes, Halton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3488 / 53°20'55"N

Longitude: -2.7329 / 2°43'58"W

OS Eastings: 351307

OS Northings: 383790

OS Grid: SJ513837

Mapcode National: GBR 9YCQ.48

Mapcode Global: WH87Q.Z3S3

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56062

Location: Halton, WA8

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Widnes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Widnes St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 58 SW FORMER BOROUGH OF WIDNES VICTORIA PROMENADE
West Bank


5/100 Church of St.Mary

II*

Parish Church 1908-10 by Austin & Paley. Red sandstone with red tiles
to main roof and lead to roofs of aisles. West tower embraced by
aisles, five bay nave, transepts and chancel in perpendicular style.
Square tower with projecting full heiqht octaqonal staircase to S.E.
corner and corner buttresses S.W. corner. Oak panelled door in Gothic
opening with large perpendicular style windows above and louvred
perpendicular windows at bell-stage to all faces. North West porch
set diagonally to building. All windows are perpendicular style,
those of the chancel having stained glass. There is a Latin religious
text carved in masonry above the clerestorey windows on the east side
only.
Interior: Massive octagonal columns support tower and enclose an 8
ribbed vault with circular opening for bell rope. Large panelled
round columns support chancel arch and 4 smaller octagonal columns,
supporting Gothic arches, form the aisles. The single bay north
transept contains the organ whereas the south transept Lady Chapel is
three bays in length. The wall surfaces are rock faced and the main
roof has collar trusses with curved struts from the tie beams.


Listing NGR: SJ5130783790

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