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Trinity with Palm Grove United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxton, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3862 / 53°23'10"N

Longitude: -3.05 / 3°3'0"W

OS Eastings: 330257

OS Northings: 388216

OS Grid: SJ302882

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y48.GW

Mapcode Global: WH87D.34VX

Entry Name: Trinity with Palm Grove United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389091

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxton

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Oxton St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ3088 ALTON ROAD, Claughton
789-1/10/183 (West side)
Trinity With Palm Grove United
Reformed Church


Presbyterian church. 1865-6. By W. and J.Hay. Coursed and
squared rubble with red and yellow ashlar dressings and Welsh
slate roof. West tower and spire, nave with aisles, hall
complex to east and south. Asymmetrical west front with tower
and spire to north. Short paired shafts to door with trefoiled
head in moulded archway. Steep lancets each side of door and
5-light Decorated window over. Raking plinth to tower and
lancet window with 3 small lancets above in lower stage. Door
in north wall in stilted archway giving access to projecting
stair turret. Paired bell chamber lights in gables that cut
into spire. Angle pinnacles with stepped bases and lucarnes to
spire. Full-height canted porch with stilted arched doorway
and 3-lancets over to south, the lancet windows to aisles
grouped in threes with tall 2-light Decorated windows over.
Transepts have triple lancet window each side of central
buttress and 4-light Decorated window over. Eastern hall range
appears as chancel with lower roof and apsidal east end.
Massive gabled porch to hall on north side with short shafts
with stiff-leaf capitals. Gable of hall advanced to right,
then circular eastern end. Church rooms to south a later
addition, rock-faced over brick with canted bay windows each
side of central door in projecting case. Interior: nave with
aisles, shallow transepts and integral sanctuary. Curved
gallery round three sides carried on square section cast-iron
columns, and with raked seating. Curved principal roof trusses
carried on cast iron columns with foliate capitals from
gallery. Timber arched arcade to aisles at upper level, the
lean-to aisle roofs cut by dormers over windows. Quadripartite
timber vaulting over sanctuary. Plain arch with organ to east
of sanctuary with central wood octagonal pulpit with traceried
panels. Choir stalls flank the pulpit each side of reading
desks and lecturn. Stained glass: Christ with saints and
angels in lower window of south transept, and some figures in
aisle windows to north and south, dated 1900 and 1898, and in
north transept. Upper window of south transept, medieval style
narrative scene dated 1881. West window, dated 1891, painterly
representation, Suffer the Little Children. North transept
window dated 1903.

Listing NGR: SJ3025788216

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