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Church of St Lewis

A Grade II Listed Building in Croft, Warrington

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Latitude: 53.4444 / 53°26'39"N

Longitude: -2.5438 / 2°32'37"W

OS Eastings: 363975

OS Northings: 394320

OS Grid: SJ639943

Mapcode National: GBR BXPM.20

Mapcode Global: WH98C.WPT9

Plus Code: 9C5VCFV4+QF

Entry Name: Church of St Lewis

Listing Date: 9 August 1966

Last Amended: 22 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58882

Also known as: St Lewis Catholic Chapel

ID on this website: 101139383

Location: St Lewis's Roman Catholic Church, Little Town, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3

County: Warrington

Civil Parish: Croft

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Croft with Southworth Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Little Town
3/4 Church of St Lewis.
(formerly listed as
9/8/1966 St Lewis Catholic Chapel)


Catholic church 1827 (Pevsner). Brown brick with slate roof,
rectangular with gable pediment, 3 window bays. Pedimented gable
portico with Delian Order caps to columns and pilasters and continuous
line of guttae separating the architrave from the frieze. The
entrance is a recessed engaged fluted Doric column doorcase with
fluted transome and radial bar fanlight holding a pair of 3 panel
doors with raised and fielded panels. Gable windows are recessed with
stone sills and flat skewback arches, those at ground floor built-up
whereas upper windows are metal with leaded lights and some stained
glass. The large metal windows to north and south have semicircular
heads, leaded lights and stained glass motifs in upper sections.
Interior: No separate chancel and nave, elaborate fluted Corinthian
giant pilasters, on pedestals, flank the apsidal santuary and form
internal angles of east end, between these there are arched recesses
with archivolts the north recess holding a high quality marble altar
dedicated to "Our Lady". There are good carved hardwood stations of
the cross. The flat plastered ceiling has coved and bracketted
cornice and a large ceiling rose with fret and acanthus decorations.

Listing NGR: SJ6397594320

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