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Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Blundellsands, Sefton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.489 / 53°29'20"N

Longitude: -3.045 / 3°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 330760

OS Northings: 399655

OS Grid: SJ307996

Mapcode National: GBR 7X53.K0

Mapcode Global: WH86T.6K8L

Plus Code: 9C5RFXQ3+JX

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257345

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464007

Location: Sefton, L23

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Blundellsands

Built-Up Area: Crosby

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Blundellsands St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Description


CROSBY

SJ39NW WARREN ROAD, Blundellsands
778-1/3/146 (North side)
Church of St Joseph

GV II

Roman Catholic church. 1885-6, by AE Purdie. Sandstone rubble,
slate roofs.
STYLE: Early English.
PLAN: nave, north and south aisles with porch and turret at
west end of north aisle, diagonal porch and apsidal chapel at
west end of south aisle, 2-bay chancel with north and south
aisles.
EXTERIOR: the 5-bay nave has pilaster-buttresses and one
quatrefoil clerestory window in each bay; its buttressed west
gable has 5 lancets to an internal narthex, a west window of 4
unequal lancet lights, a spherical-triangle in the gable and
gable coping with an apex cross. Attached to the north-west
corner is a large full-height gabled porch with a tall
octagonal bell-turret embraced by its west corner: the porch
has a large 2-centred arch with shafts and 4 orders of
moulding and a traceried tympanum over a pair doorways, and
the turret has staggered lancets (presumably to a spiral
staircase), louvred belfry lancets and a slated spire with
swept eaves. On the south side an apsidal chapel projects from
the 2nd bay of the aisle, and the west angle with this is
filled by a diagonal porch which has a doorway in similar but
simpler style to that of the north porch, and an embattled
parapet. The full-height chancel has a stepped triple-lancet
east window.
INTERIOR: aisle arcades of cylindrical columns with moulded
caps, and moulded 2-centred arches; arch-braced scissor-truss
roof with wind-braced purlins, carried on short wall
colonnettes with carved caps; 3-bay arcaded west narthex, and
gallery over this with brattished coping; tall 2-centred
chancel arch with clustered shafts and moulded arch; 2-bay
chancel with 2-bay north and south arcades, elaborate carved
marble and alabaster reredos.


Listing NGR: SJ3076099655

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