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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Manor, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.5077 / 53°30'27"N

Longitude: -3.0274 / 3°1'38"W

OS Eastings: 331956

OS Northings: 401712

OS Grid: SD319017

Mapcode National: GBR 7W9W.CB

Mapcode Global: WH86T.G3L8

Plus Code: 9C5RGX5F+32

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463488

Also known as: St Mary's Church, Presbytery and Convent, Little Crosby

ID on this website: 101257762

Location: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 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

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SD3101 BACK LANE, Little Crosby
778-1/4/165 Church of St Mary


Roman Catholic church. 1845-7, by Weightman & Hadfield.
Coursed sandstone rubble, slate roofs.
STYLE: simple Decorated.
PLAN: nave with west steeple, north and south aisles, chancel
with transeptal chapel on south side and attached offices on
north side.
EXTERIOR: the steeple, a square 3-stage tower with a broach
spire, has angle-buttresses terminating at the 3rd stage, a
traceried 3-light west window to the 2nd stage and small
traceried 2-light windows to the 3rd stage (all these windows
with hoodmoulds), and the spire has gableted 2-light lucarnes
between the broaches, with stone louvres. The full-height
4-bay aisles with buttresses have traceried 2-light windows,
and in the 1st bay of the north aisle is a gabled porch which
has a 2-centred arched doorway with a double-chamfered head
and a hoodmould, a niche with a statue, and gable coping with
an apex cross. Attached to the south side of the chancel are 2
unequal gabled side offices, both with small 1- and 2-light
windows and the larger to the right with a gable chimney.
INTERIOR: 4-bay aisle arcades of octagonal columns with
moulded caps carrying 2-centred arches with 2 orders of
moulding; 2-centred tower arch containing gallery; wagon roof
painted with the litany of Our Lady; double-chamfered chancel
arch with semi-circular responds; chancel with sedilia and
piscina, recumbent effigy of William Blundell (d.1854), and
2-bay south arcade of double-chamfered arches on cylindrical
column with foliated cap, opening into Blundell memorial
chapel painted with scenes from family history.
Forms group with associated presbytery and convent (qv).

Listing NGR: SD3195601712

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