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Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosby, Sefton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4634 / 53°27'48"N

Longitude: -3.0094 / 3°0'33"W

OS Eastings: 333080

OS Northings: 396767

OS Grid: SJ330967

Mapcode National: GBR 7XFD.86

Mapcode Global: WH870.R64Q

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463588

Location: Sefton, L21

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Linacre

Built-Up Area: Crosby

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Litherland St Andrew with Seaforth St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


CROSBY

SJ39NW CHURCH ROAD
778-1/3/27 (North side)
Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

II

Roman Catholic church. 1898-1901, by Sinnott, Sinnott &
Powell. Yellow sandstone ashlar (tower snecked) with red
sandstone dressings, slate roofs.
STYLE: C13 Gothic.
PLAN: tall nave on north-south axis, with south-east tower
(uncompleted), east and west aisles, a baptistery at the south
end and a triple transept at the north end of the west aisle,
and a full-height apsidal north sanctuary with side offices to
the west.
EXTERIOR: the 2-bay south gable, with angle buttresses and a
central buttress carried up to a statue of Our Lady in a
niche, has two 2-centred arched doorways moulded in 2 orders
and containing square-headed doorways, two 2-centred arched
3-light traceried windows with deep moulded reveals and
hoodmoulds, a circular traceried window in the centre of the
gable, a small triangular arched window above this, and gable
coping with a cross finial. The tower to the right, rising
above eaves level in 3 unequal stages, has coupled
pointed-arched to the first, a pair of cusped lancets to the
second, uncompleted belfry louvres to the 3rd, and a pyramidal
roof.
The baptistery to the left, with a pitched roof, has a large
2-centred arched traceried 3-light window with a hoodmould.
The clerestory of the nave has large 2-centred arched
traceried 3-light windows; the aisles and aisle transept have
2-centred arched one-light windows with hoodmoulds.
The 5-sided sanctuary has gables over 3-light windows. The
hoodmoulds of the windows have differing figured stops.
INTERIOR: 6-bay arcades of 2-centred arches carried on
polished granite columns which have capitals with unusually
large naturalistic foliation (all different, but now painted);
hammerbeam roof.
A conservative design for the date.


Listing NGR: SJ3308096767

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


CROSBY

SJ39NW CHURCH ROAD
778-1/3/27 (North side)
Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

II

Roman Catholic church. 1898-1901, by Sinnott, Sinnott &
Powell. Yellow sandstone ashlar (tower snecked) with red
sandstone dressings, slate roofs.
STYLE: C13 Gothic.
PLAN: tall nave on north-south axis, with south-east tower
(uncompleted), east and west aisles, a baptistery at the south
end and a triple transept at the north end of the west aisle,
and a full-height apsidal north sanctuary with side offices to
the west.
EXTERIOR: the 2-bay south gable, with angle buttresses and a
central buttress carried up to a statue of Our Lady in a
niche, has two 2-centred arched doorways moulded in 2 orders
and containing square-headed doorways, two 2-centred arched
3-light traceried windows with deep moulded reveals and
hoodmoulds, a circular traceried window in the centre of the
gable, a small triangular arched window above this, and gable
coping with a cross finial. The tower to the right, rising
above eaves level in 3 unequal stages, has coupled
pointed-arched to the first, a pair of cusped lancets to the
second, uncompleted belfry louvres to the 3rd, and a pyramidal
roof.
The baptistery to the left, with a pitched roof, has a large
2-centred arched traceried 3-light window with a hoodmould.
The clerestory of the nave has large 2-centred arched
traceried 3-light windows; the aisles and aisle transept have
2-centred arched one-light windows with hoodmoulds.
The 5-sided sanctuary has gables over 3-light windows. The
hoodmoulds of the windows have differing figured stops.
INTERIOR: 6-bay arcades of 2-centred arches carried on
polished granite columns which have capitals with unusually
large naturalistic foliation (all different, but now painted);
hammerbeam roof.
A conservative design for the date.


Listing NGR: SJ3308096767

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