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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Riverside, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3943 / 53°23'39"N

Longitude: -2.9748 / 2°58'29"W

OS Eastings: 335277

OS Northings: 389049

OS Grid: SJ352890

Mapcode National: GBR 76T.H7

Mapcode Global: WH877.8YP7

Plus Code: 9C5V92VG+P3

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 19 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359399

ID on this website: 101209882

Location: Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Tagged with: Church building Georgian architecture

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59/1045 Church of St.
- James

G.V. II*

Church. Nave and west tower, 1774-5, C.Bisbrowne. Chancel,
1900, H.Havelock Sutton. Brick with stone dressings. Nave of
5 bays with 2 tiers of windows. Sill bands and cornice with
stone-coped brick parapet. Round-headed windows have flat
architraves and impost blocks, the western windows are
blocked (1984). 4-stage tower has sill bands, cornice and
embattled brick parapet. Round-headed windows. The 3rd stage
has 3-face clock above windows. Top stage has paired,
louvred bell openings. West entrance has stucco flat
architrave with decorated frieze and consoled cornice (now
damaged 1984). Flanking porches probably c.1900. Chancel has
organ chamber to north and vestry under lean-to-roofs.
Triple round-headed lights and east window with round
tracery. Interior has gallery on 3 sides on slender
quatrefoil columns. Arch-braced collar roof has pendants and
wall piers with some corbel heads. Round chancel arch and
barrel vaulted chancel. Round-arched opening to organ
chamber. Stained glass east window by H. Holiday 1881; other
windows mostly broken and lower windows have inserted C20
louvres to lower halves (1984). Several wall tablets dating
from 1790s to 1840s. Said to have C18 iron sword rest. The
cast iron columns supporting the galleries are the earliest
remaining example in Liverpool and one of the earliest
examples in the country.

Listing NGR: SJ3527789049

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