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Roman Catholic Church of St Anne

A Grade II Listed Building in Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5627 / 53°33'45"N

Longitude: -2.893 / 2°53'34"W

OS Eastings: 340950

OS Northings: 407710

OS Grid: SD409077

Mapcode National: GBR 8W77.GL

Mapcode Global: WH86H.JQM4

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Anne

Listing Date: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386410

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Knowsley

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Aughton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/4/170 (East side)
Roman Catholic Church of St Anne


Roman Catholic church. 1851, with some small extensions.
Crazed sandstone cladding (perhaps on brick), with sandstone
ashlar dressings and fishscale slate roof. Decorated style.
Nave on north-south axis, with south tower, east and west
aisles, north chancel with west chapel.
The square tower, with angle-buttresses and a north-east
stair-turret, has a plinth with massive moulded coping, a
2-centred arched trefoil-headed south doorway with deeply
moulded surround and hoodmould with figured stops; an
ogival-headed niche containing a statue of St Anne, a
weathered band to the belfry stage which has louvred 2-light
windows with hoodmoulds, and an embattled parapet and swept
pyramidal roof.
The 6-bay nave, with pilasters strips and corbel tables, has
spherical-triangle clerestory windows. The aisles, with
buttreses, have 2-centred arched 2-light windows with
hoodmoulds which have foliated stops; and the west aisle,
which carries across the side of the tower, has a gabled porch
to the 2nd bay, with a double-chamfered 2-centred arched
doorway, and at the north end a canted bay with blind
arcading. The chapel to the north of this has 2 tall lancets
in the side and a 2-centred arched window in the north gable,
with reticulated tracery. Most windows have cast-iron diamond
lattice glazing.
INTERIOR: conventional, with octagonal columns carrying
double-chamfered aisle arcades. High alter designed by Edmund
Kirby, a Liverpool architect, in 1874 and carved by Roddis,

Listing NGR: SD4095007710

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