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Presbytery to Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and Attached Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Manor, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.5077 / 53°30'27"N

Longitude: -3.0268 / 3°1'36"W

OS Eastings: 331995

OS Northings: 401712

OS Grid: SD319017

Mapcode National: GBR 7W9W.HB

Mapcode Global: WH86T.G3W8

Plus Code: 9C5RGX5F+37

Entry Name: Presbytery to Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and Attached Convent

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463495

ID on this website: 101257727

Location: Little Crosby, Sefton, Merseyside, L23

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Manor

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Great Crosby All Saints and St Frideswyde, Thornton

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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SD3101 BACK LANE, Little Crosby
778-1/4/166 (South side)
Presbytery to Roman Catholic Church
of St Mary, and attached convent


Presbytery, with attached chapel (subsequently remodelled as
convent). Probably all early C18, enlarged and/or remodelled
in mid C19 (and altered in C20): the presbytery, dated 1850 on
the porch, has a datestone of 1719 on its rear wing, and the
convent, dated 1859 on the former porch, has remains of C18
windows at the rear. All brick, the presbytery stuccoed and
the convent of red brick with sandstone dressings; graduated
slate roof to presbytery, stone slate roof to convent.
PLAN: irregular plan, the presbytery with a double-fronted
front range attached to the north end of a single-depth rear
wing; and the convent attached to its north-east corner.
PRESBYTERY: the front range, in Tudor style, 2 storeys and 2
windows, has a gabled single-storey porch with a shouldered
outer opening, and a painted shield in the gable with the date
1850 above it; a 2-storey canted bay to the right with
mullion-and-transom windows, a lean-to to the left and small
windows on each floor of this side; gable copings with
kneelers, a gable chimney to the left and an extruded chimney
stack at the right-hand gable. Its rear wing has a raised band
between floors, a modern 2-storey bay close to the front range
and at 1st floor to the right of this a shouldered stone
plaque inscribed "1719", with the Blundell shield.

CONVENT: Tudor style, 2 storeys and 2:3 windows, with a gabled
2-storey former porch in the centre. This has a stone
1st-floor band carried round, patched brickwork at ground
floor of the front (showing position of former doorway), a
sunk panel with a carved shield at 1st floor dated 1859, gable
coping with kneelers, and a segmental-pointed window in its
left side wall. The main range to the left has a
segmental-pointed doorway, a C19 2-light stone mullioned
window to the right, 2 similar windows at 1st floor, and a
square window offset left at mid level to the left. The main
range to the right (probably formerly a schoolroom) has 2 tall
formerly 2-light mullioned windows with altered glazing, and a
small window at 1st floor to the left also with altered
glazing. Gable copings with kneelers, gable chimney to left,
large lateral ridge chimney in line with porch. The rear wall
has the remains of 3 large round-headed windows with brick

voussoirs and stone keystones (like C18 chapel windows),
various inserted windows and a single-storey service wing with
a chimney.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
Forms group with Roman Catholic Church of St Mary (qv).

Listing NGR: SD3199501712

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