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IoE Number: 213702
Location: CHURCH OF ST CLARE, ARUNDEL AVENUE
  LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Photographer: Mr Glyn Williams
Date Photographed: 24 July 2004
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1952
Grade I

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SJ 3788ARUNDEL AVENUEL1733/99Church of28.6.52St. Clare

SJ 3788 ARUNDEL AVENUE L17 33/99 Church of 28.6.52 St. Clare G.V. I Church. 1888-90. L.Stokes. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Single vessel with small north transept and north and south chapels in a free late Gothic style. The north face has 6 deeply recessed windows of 4 lights at the upper level with Perpendicular tracery but sharply pointed heads. The small gabled transept has a 3-light window and pilaster buttresses and a stair turret ending at the lintel of the window. In the angle of transept and nave is a small octagonal turret with copper fleche. Before the 1st 2 windows is a low chapel with round-headed 5-light window and a 7-light window slightly pointed, in the return wall. At the western end is a small gabled porch. The west front is simply treated with a 7-light window in a deep splay with broad weathered sill. This has ornate tracery and 2 sharply chamfered king mullions. Shields in panels below each light.South front is organised as north front but a lean-to accommodates the confessionals. East front has 5-light window with complex tracery in a relieving arch,the springing of which rises from the weathered sill. Interior of 10 bays with waggon roof over wide nave and supported by deep splayed internal buttresses which are pierced to form passage aisles. The arcade which supports the combined gallery and clerestory is round arched with simple mouldings dying into the piers. East window with crucifixion and saints. Marble altar rail passes across the width of nave and chapels. High altar and reredos of the same material surmounted by large triptych. Polygonal stone pulpit with battered panelled sides and open tracery above. Marble font, a bowl simply treated with copper cover. One of the most original and influential buildings of its date in the country.

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