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Highfield United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Rock Ferry, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3673 / 53°22'2"N

Longitude: -3.0096 / 3°0'34"W

OS Eastings: 332920

OS Northings: 386074

OS Grid: SJ329860

Mapcode National: GBR 7YFH.7N

Mapcode Global: WH87D.RM2F

Plus Code: 9C5R9X8R+W5

Entry Name: Highfield United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Last Amended: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291815

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389310

Location: Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Rock Ferry

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Rock Ferry St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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789-1/12/250 (South side)
28/03/74 Highfield United Reformed Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Highfield Road Congregational Church)


United Reform (formerly Congregationalist) church. 1870-71. By
David Walker. Rock faced white Storeton stone with ashlar
dressings and Welsh slate roofs. Southwest tower and spire,
nave with 2 aisles and shallow transepts. West door with short
paired shafts and flanking windows. 4-light Decorated window
over. Polygonal side chapel to north west. Tower has clasping
buttresses and short paired shafts with foliate capitals and
deep moulded arch to south door. Tall lancets over, then
paired louvred bell chamber lights with gablets forming brooch
of spire. Bases only of angle pinnacles. 3-light Decorated
windows to aisles. 4-light Decorated windows to transepts.
Hall and vestry to east with apsidal east end, suggesting
chancel. Squared mullioned windows to ground floor, 2-light
Decorated windows beneath gablets over. Interior space
modified by inserted suspended ceiling. Arcade of 3 bays with
clustered cast iron shafts with foliate capitals. Eastern arch
behind sanctuary formerly housing organ now partially blocked.
Western gallery. Stained glass windows in (liturgical) north
wall by J.Capronnier of Brussels, dated 1876 and 1889 and
employing a highly pictorial technique. Further window in
Pre-Raphaelite style representing Moses and St.John either
side of Christ: dated 1876 but the central figure replaced
following war damage. Complex series of lecture halls and
vestries to east of church.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3292086074

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