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Church of Christ the King

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3979 / 53°23'52"N

Longitude: -3.0372 / 3°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 331129

OS Northings: 389507

OS Grid: SJ311895

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y74.7N

Mapcode Global: WH876.9VYH

Entry Name: Church of Christ the King

Listing Date: 21 July 1987

Last Amended: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389120

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Bidston and St James

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/11/2014


Church of Christ the King

(Formerly Listed as: BECKWITH STREET Church of St Anne)


Parish Church. 1846-50. By William Cole, the chancel extended in 1892-3 by Charles Aldridge. Red sandstone ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Decorated style with heavy detailing. West tower and spire, nave with transepts and chancel. West door with ogival hood mould over, and Decorated window above. 3 tiers of blind arcading over, then tall paired bell chamber lights with ogee foliated hood moulds. Fretted tracery to parapet, with flying buttresses to crocketted spire. 2-bay nave and transepts, divided by gabletted buttresses with pinnacles, each bay with 3-light Decorated windows. Embattled parapets. Transept doorways to north and south with windows over in continuous hollow chamfered archway. Statues in canopied niches flank the doorways. Chancel clasped by flanking vestries. Interior now gutted and renewed.

(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3112989507

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