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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

List entry Number: 1361681

Location

ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, ST JAMES' ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359401

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SJ 3589 SW ST. JAMES' ROAD L1

59/1047 Anglican Cathedral church of Christ 28.6.52

G.V. I

Cathedral. Begun 1904, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Red sandstone, in a free and eclectic Gothic style. Lady Chapel built 1906-10, under the influence of G. F. Bodley, choir and east transepts 1920-24, central tower and west transepts 1924-42, the nave 1945-80. For description see Pevsner, Buildings of England".: South Lancashire. Since this publication the cathedral has been completed as follows, under the superintendence of F. G. Thomas: Nave of 3 bays similar to choir. 3-light ritual west window (actual north) has pinnacled transom and glazed tympanum. Flanking buttresses and pinnacles. The last undoubted masterpiece of the Gothic style, and of Gothic craftsmanship, in England. The design evolved continuously and the finished building bears little resemblance to that chosen in the competition of 1903, which was probably modified by the criticisms of Bodley (associated in the design until 1907), and certainly by Scott's own ideas until his death in 1960.

Listing NGR: SJ3538889372

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)

National Grid Reference: SJ 35382 89397

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