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Church of St Clare

A Grade I Listed Building in Greenbank, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.391 / 53°23'27"N

Longitude: -2.9368 / 2°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 337796

OS Northings: 388649

OS Grid: SJ377886

Mapcode National: GBR 7GV.PD

Mapcode Global: WH87F.V1P6

Plus Code: 9C5V93R7+C7

Entry Name: Church of St Clare

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213702

Location: Greenbank, Liverpool, L17

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenbank

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Toxteth Park St Agnes and St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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33/99 Church of
28.6.52 St. Clare

G.V. I

Church. 1888-90. L.Stokes. Brick with stone dressings, slate
roof. Single vessel with small north transept and north
and south chapels in a free late Gothic style. The north
face has 6 deeply recessed windows of 4 lights at the upper
level with Perpendicular tracery but sharply pointed heads.
The small gabled transept has a 3-light window and pilaster
buttresses and a stair turret ending at the lintel of the
window. In the angle of transept and nave is a small
octagonal turret with copper fleche. Before the 1st 2
windows is a low chapel with round-headed 5-light window and
a 7-light window slightly pointed, in the return wall. At
the western end is a small gabled porch. The west front is
simply treated with a 7-light window in a deep splay with
broad weathered sill. This has ornate tracery and 2 sharply
chamfered king mullions. Shields in panels below each
light.South front is organised as north front but a lean-to
accommodates the confessionals. East front has 5-light
window with complex tracery in a relieving arch,the
springing of which rises from the weathered sill.
Interior of 10 bays with waggon roof over wide nave and
supported by deep splayed internal buttresses which are
pierced to form passage aisles. The arcade which supports
the combined gallery and clerestory is round arched with
simple mouldings dying into the piers. East window with
crucifixion and saints. Marble altar rail passes across the
width of nave and chapels. High altar and reredos of the
same material surmounted by large triptych. Polygonal stone
pulpit with battered panelled sides and open tracery above.
Marble font, a bowl simply treated with copper cover. One of
the most original and influential buildings of its date in
the country.

Listing NGR: SJ3779488649

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