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Crosby United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Blundellsands, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.4875 / 53°29'15"N

Longitude: -3.0344 / 3°2'3"W

OS Eastings: 331463

OS Northings: 399478

OS Grid: SJ314994

Mapcode National: GBR 7X73.VJ

Mapcode Global: WH86T.CL9R

Plus Code: 9C5RFXQ8+27

Entry Name: Crosby United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 26 March 1973

Last Amended: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463931

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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778-1/3/103 (North side)
26/03/73 Crosby United Reformed Church
(Formerly Listed as:
Congregational Church)


Congregational church, now United Reformed church. 1897-8
(dated 1897 at east end); by Douglas and Fordham. Snecked red
sandstone, graduated green slate roofs.
STYLE: Gothic.
PLAN: nave with fleche, low north and south aisles, south-east
porch, large north and south transepts, west chancel,
south-west choir vestry (with organ-house above).
EXTERIOR: the 4-bay nave has angle-buttresses terminating in
octagonal turrets, large side buttresses pierced by the
aisles, 2-centred arched 3-light clerestory windows with
stepped arched lights, a large 2-centred arched 3-light east
window with traceried lights, and a slated fleche with open
arcading at the foot; the aisles have a pair of small
2-centred arched windows in each bay. The east bay on the
south side has a large gabled porch with coupled arched
doorways set in a 2-centred arch with 4 orders of moulding.
The transepts have large 2-centred arched 4-light windows with
moulded surrounds and geometrical tracery. The 2-storey choir
vestry has a polygonal turret attached to its south side. The
chancel has a 5-light window with geometrical plate tracery,
flanked by cusped blind windows.
Large congregational hall (probably formerly school) linked to
north side of church by single-storey range along east end: in
similar style, and with 2 fleche ventilators on the roof.
INTERIOR: double-chamfered 2-centred arched aisle arcades on
short piers, forming 3 wide bays and 2 narrow bays at the east
end; large transept arches in the same style; larger chancel
arch with 2 orders of moulding; impressive timber roof of
unusual construction, with hammerbeams supported by raked
straight braces, arch-braced collar trusses carrying 2 sets of
wind-braced purlins, and a flat boarded ceiling over the upper

Listing NGR: SJ3146399478

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