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Church of St Catherine

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3798 / 53°22'47"N

Longitude: -3.0256 / 3°1'32"W

OS Eastings: 331872

OS Northings: 387487

OS Grid: SJ318874

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y9C.R4

Mapcode Global: WH87D.H9GS

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292231

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389156

Location: Wirral, CH42

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Tranmere St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


789-1/3/278 (West side)
28/03/74 Church of St Catherine


Parish church. 1831, enlarged and altered 1875-6 by J.Francis
Doyle, and tower and spire added 1879. Original build of
brick, extended in rock face red sandstone, with Welsh slate
roof. Original nave of 5 bays, with 4 windows and doors in
western bay to north and south. One northern window now cut by
inserted doorway. 2-light Decorated windows. 3-light Decorated
west window in projecting square bay with quatrefoil over.
Transepts and chancel form later additions, but with similarly
styled fenestration. North-east tower and spire: 2-stage tower
with high first stage with clasping buttresses and chamfered
and moulded arched door to north. Foiled blind lancet over,
then bell-chamber light with louvres. Stair turret in angle
with chancel. Corbel table, embattled parapet and brooch spire
with lucarnes. 5-light Decorated east window. Interior:
aisleless nave of four-and-a-half bays with shallow hammerbeam
roof of 1875-6. Western bay partially blocked by inserted
hall. Moulded stone arches to transepts carried on short
shafts. Scissor braced roofs, mostly renewed. Shafts with
stiff-leaf capitals to chancel arch, and angel-head stops to
hood mould. Integral stone pulpit, and contemporary octagonal
font, both with marble shafts and stiff-leaf. Wrought-iron
communion rails. Stained glass: simple fruits and flowers in
transept windows, undated. Lamb of God and saints in east
window, 1869.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3187287487

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