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IoE Number: 444469
Location: MEMORIAL CHAPEL, MANOR ROAD (south side)
Photographer: Dr Geoffrey Court
Date Photographed: 18 February 2002
Date listed: 20 January 1988
Date of last amendment: 20 January 1988
Grade II*

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SJ 39 SWWALLASEYMANOR ROAD(south side)Wallasey3/53Memorial Chapel

SJ 39 SW WALLASEY MANOR ROAD (south side) Liscard 3/53 Memorial Chapel - - II* Unitarian Chapel. 1898-9. By Waring and Rathbone. Arts and Crafts style. Brick with stone dressings, tile roof. Rectangular 6-bay chapel has narthex, hall to left and vestry, library etc to rear. Stone quoins, flush bands and coped gables. Gable-end of chapel has 5 half-octagonal shafts with wrought iron finials and 2 ovolo-mullioned windows of 3 lights with 2 transoms, leaded glazing and cornice. Nathex has plain cornice; 5-light mullioned window with datestone to left. Porch to left in form of octagonal turret has 3 round arches on squat columns with entasis and stiff-leaf capitals. Winged allegorical figures to angles support half-octagonal shafts with wrought iron finials. Upper stage has cross-mullioned windows to alternate faces, cornice and ramped parapet; pyramidal roof. Round-headed entrances have paired fielded-panelled doors. Right angle of narthex has small recessed porch with round arches to front and return on columns as above. Hall has hipped roof and ramped parapet; 4-light window with king mullion and 3 transoms. Right return has mullioned and transomed windows between flat buttresses. Interior: End bay forms small raised chancel with screen of 3 round arches. Arch-braced timber roof. Important furnishings by Bromsgrove Guild, with painted decoration by Bernard Sleigh; commumion table, pulpit and choir stalls. Decorative iron work, electroliers etc, by Walter Gilbert, who made copper panels for lectern. 4 panels of Birkenhead Della Robbia Ware in chancel.

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