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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Helsby, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2773 / 53°16'38"N

Longitude: -2.7623 / 2°45'44"W

OS Eastings: 349266

OS Northings: 375859

OS Grid: SJ492758

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z4J.RX

Mapcode Global: WH87X.JWVG

Plus Code: 9C5V76GQ+W3

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436668

ID on this website: 101253457

Location: St Paul's Church, Helsby, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, WA6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Helsby

Built-Up Area: Helsby

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Helsby St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 47 NE
(South Side)
Church of St Paul.
Church 1868-70 by John Douglas, south aisle (and transept?) added 1909
by Douglas and Minshull. Coursed rock-faced yellow sandstone; graded
green Westmorland slate roofs. Nave with towerless slate west spire;
catslide roof of shallower pitch over south aisle; transepts; apsidal
chancel. Paired lancets and very simple plate tracery. Externally
the steep roofs, with the splay-footed octagonal spire seeming to
float above two great bell-louvres around its base, are a powerful
feature, architecturally very advanced.
Interior. Nave of 5 bays; beam on octagonal stone piers carries
simply-framed aisle roof; wide arch-braced nave roof; corbelled piers
carry nave and chancel arches, very simple; chamfered unmoulded
transept arches; lofty chancel roof with no principal rafters but
hammer-posts to common rafters; deeply splayed embrasures; glass in
porch, chancel and south transept. A satisfying interior.

Listing NGR: SJ4926675859

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