Thurstaston: St Bartholomew

Thurstaston: St Bartholomew
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Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Thustaston

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston
Exterior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston
Photograph of the exterior of St Bartholomew, Thurstaston
Year / Date:
2009, March 01
Gary Rogers
Gary Rogers

Summary Description

St Bartholomew’s church is the third parish church to be erected on the site and was consecrated on 7th January 1886. The church presence dominates the village setting with views of its northern aspect from the village green. The church is accessed via a lichgate and a gravel pathway which meanders through mature yew trees, lawns and well stocked borders in a well maintained churchyard which includes a stone war memorial and leads to the North Porch. On the south side of the church lies the consecrated burial ground and set within this is a tower, being the only remaining part of the previous church. The church building was designed by J L Pearson. It is small with the nave measuring 16.0 metres by 6.2 metres and has a fine vaulted ceiling. The tower sits in line with the nave springing from the junction with the chancel. A small vestry and organ chamber are located to the south side of the nave adjacent to the tower. The church is constructed throughout of coursed sandstone with mouldings and ornaments of restrained design. The internal and external fabric is in very good condition due to the relatively recent date of construction. The roof slopes are clad with traditional ‘rosemary’ type clay tiles and the tower is surmounted by a fine sandstone steeple.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (2017) Merseyside Historic Environment Record (HER) MME10650 [Digital Archive/Data]
Gary Rogers (2009, March 01) Exterior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston
Phil Nash (2018, August 27) Interior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 609164 St Bartholomew, Thurstaston
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 07031 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 4
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Mark Pearce (31.08.21) Practical Completion Certificate [Digital Archive/Document]
Practical Completion Certificate
Malcolm Studholme (31.08.21) Photos [Digital Archive/Document]
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 6 Bells [Archive/Index]
6 Bells