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Church of Our Lady

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydiate, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.5396 / 53°32'22"N

Longitude: -2.9599 / 2°57'35"W

OS Eastings: 336480

OS Northings: 405204

OS Grid: SD364052

Mapcode National: GBR 7WRH.ZW

Mapcode Global: WH86N.H9Q9

Plus Code: 9C5VG2QR+V2

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady

Listing Date: 17 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216491

Location: Lydiate, Sefton, L31

County: Sefton

Civil Parish: Lydiate

Built-Up Area: Maghull

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Lydiate and Downholland, Saint Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SD 30 NE
(east side)
4/92 Church of
Our Lady
Catholic church. 1854-5. By J.J. Scoles. Reredos
erected in 1878. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings;
slate roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, north
west tower, south porch and vestry, and chancel. 4-bay
aisles have 2-light windows with early Perpendicular tracery
between weathered buttresses; end diagonal buttresses.
South porch is gabled, entrance with continuous mouldings
and niche above. West end on moulded plinth. West window
of 2 lights with quatrefoil above. Tower has 3 stages,
north door; 2nd stage has cusped lancets, top stage
recessed, with 2-light louvred bell openings, cornice,
embattled parapet and crocketed pinnacles. Chancel has
moulded plinth, 3-light reticulated east window between
diagonal buttresses; quatrefoil above. To north, 2 windows
of 2 lights. To south, vestry with gable-end stacks and
canted projection in western angle. Interior has arcades on
octagonal piers. Roof has scissor-brace trussess. Chancel
arch with statues to either side. Alabaster chancel rail;
pulpit at north end incoporates C15 figure of a bishop.
Elaborate reredos with relief scenes and canopied figures,
altar moved forward. Flanking cusped ogee-arched recesses.
Piscina with double ogee arch. North aisle altar has
quatrefoil opening revealing sculptured entombment, and
reredos. West gallery and baptistry to south with C15
alabaster reliefs of life of St. Katherine and visitation
taken from St. Katherine's chapel (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD3648005204

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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