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Church of St Mary, Lowe House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Helens, St. Helens

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Latitude: 53.4571 / 53°27'25"N

Longitude: -2.7404 / 2°44'25"W

OS Eastings: 350935

OS Northings: 395844

OS Grid: SJ509958

Mapcode National: GBR 9X9G.JG

Mapcode Global: WH874.WC7L

Plus Code: 9C5VF745+RV

Entry Name: Church of St Mary, Lowe House

Listing Date: 11 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216377

Location: Town Centre, St. Helens, WA10

County: St. Helens

Electoral Ward/Division: Windle

Built-Up Area: St Helens

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Helens St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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4/86 Church of
Saint Mary,
11.9.51 Lowe House

- II

Catholic church. 1924-30. C.B. Powell. Rock-faced stone
with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Nave with aisles; west
tower with flanking porches; crossing dome with round
transept and chancel apses; south war memorial chapel and
north rounded chapel apse. The style is a combination of
Gothic and Byzantine elements. Tower has setback
buttresses, gabled west entrance has round arch of 3 orders
with mosaic tympanum; doors have decorative iron strapwork.
Window of stepped triple round-headed lancets under
relieving arch. 3 lancet bell openings between buttresses
which rise above parapet; corner turrets are embattled.
Aisles have paired lancets and flying buttresses supporting
clerestory with embattled pinnacles. Apses have paired
lancets and copper roofs. Copper dome on embattled
octagonal drum has lancets under Lombard frieze. South
chapel has gabled porch and round apse. Vestry to south.
Interior: 4-bay nave has round-arched arcades on polished
granite round columns with Byzantine capitals, brick vault
with stone ribs on corbelled wall shafts. Round timber
gallery in front of round tower arch. Crossing has round
drum on pendentives with paired openings under diapered
tympana. Chancel has iron screen and openings to
ambulatory. Transepts have small east chapels. C20
crossing altar on dais and font. The church is an important
local landmark and is a richly decorated exercise in the
Byzantine style combined with Gothic exterior details.

Listing NGR: SJ5093595844

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

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