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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxton, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3831 / 53°22'59"N

Longitude: -3.0402 / 3°2'24"W

OS Eastings: 330910

OS Northings: 387867

OS Grid: SJ309878

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y69.MZ

Mapcode Global: WH87D.87K8

Plus Code: 9C5R9XM5+6W

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389152

ID on this website: 101217877

Location: Oxton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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789-1/4/219 (South side)
28/03/74 Christ Church


Parish Church. 1844. By W.Jearrad. Tooled ashlar faced with
Welsh slate roofs. West tower with spire, nave, transepts and
chancel on sloping site with undercroft towards liturgical
east. 2-stage tower with advanced ogival arch with clustered
shafts to west door, quatrefoil and clock over. Paired glazed
lights above. Plain block corbel table. Brooch spire with
lucarnes. Nave of 6 bays divided by buttresses capped by
pinnacles. Each bay has wide lancet window with lattice
glazing in double chamfered surround. 2 bays to 2-storeyed
transepts. Transept gable walls divided 1-3-1 by buttresses,
with stepped window to main storey and rose window over.
Doorway in steep projecting gablet toward east. East wall has
paired lancets in aisles over gabletted buttresses, and
doorway in south aisle. Stepped lancets to chancel, with rose
window over in full-height archway. Triple lancets lighting
hall below. Interior: Undivided nave of 6 bays with west
gallery and raking galleries to transepts. Original roof
replaced. Original seating and choir stalls survive virtually
intact. Willis organ. Two low-relief panels by T.Kelly as
memorial to James and Agnes Roper. Stained glass: Series of
late C19-early C20 windows in nave in medieval and
Pre-Raphaelite styles, including two early C20 windows signed
by Jones and Willis. Angels in rose windows over transepts.
The church is said to have been built as a speculation, and
was therefore designed for no particular liturgical practice.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3091087867

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