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Roman Catholic Church of Saint Francis Xavier

A Grade II* Listed Building in Everton, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4134 / 53°24'48"N

Longitude: -2.9698 / 2°58'11"W

OS Eastings: 335636

OS Northings: 391165

OS Grid: SJ356911

Mapcode National: GBR 77L.LD

Mapcode Global: WH877.CG1L

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Francis Xavier

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359442

Location: Liverpool, L3

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Everton

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Everton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


23/1087 Roman Catholic
Church of Saint
28.6.52 Francis Xavier

G.V. II*

Catholic church. 1845-9. J. J. Scoles, the Lady Chapel
added 1888 by E. Kirby. Stone with slate roof.
Geometrical. Name with aisles under separate roofs, short
chancel flanked by chapels with Lady chapel to 'SE' (ritual
'W' is actual N). Tower to south west has spire. Aisles
have 2-light windows, north aisle has 8 to north , one to
west. Nave has 4-light west windows and wheel window above,
no clerestory. Tower has set-back buttresses and pointed
arched entrances to south. 3-light bell openings and
recessed spire behind altered parapet has lucarnes and
diapered bands; 4 pinnacles at the angles of tower. Chancel
of one bay has canted end with 2-light windows. Lady chapel
is of 2 bays with canted corner bays. Buttresses end in
pinnacles, 2 light windows; 3-light west window. Interior:
Nave has 7-bay arcades on slender marble columns (now
painted). Wagon roof with iron ties. Chancel arch. North
aisle has trefoil heads to confessional entries. High altar
and reredos by S. J. Nicholl of white marble, with arcading
and pinnacles. Altar rails of coloured marble. Rood under
chancel arch. Caen stone pulpit on south side of nave.
Chapels have altars and rerdoses similar to High altar.
Elaborate stone font at west end of nave. Lady chapel has
apsidal ends to west and east, that to east forming
ambulatory with arcade on marble columns. Marble wall
snafts and ribbed plaster vault. Tabernacle doors said to
be by Conrad Dressler. An important church in the
alternative tradition to that of A. W. Pugin, and a good,
largely unaltered example of Scoles' work.
H. R. Hitchcock, Early Victorian Architecture, 1954, p.90.

Listing NGR: SJ3563691165

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