Ainsdale - Sacred Heart

Liverpool Road, Ainsdale PR8

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A modest early 20th century church with a well-designed modern extension.

A school chapel of 1878 was replaced by the present building in 1907.

Of stock brick with red brick banding, stone dressings and slate roofs. Nave and chancel beneath one roof. The east end is windowless with a very slightly projecting central bay protected by a slightly projecting roof hip. Western bellcote. The west entrance front has a projecting hipped roof supported by timber braces, paired windows with basic Perpendicular style tracery; single-storey porch. Side windows are arched with timber glazing bars. A hall extension on the south side is of brick with a curving canopy to the entrance area and a taller hall element with a strip clerestory. It was erected in 2001.

The interior has not been inspected but is said to have been reordered in the mid-20th century, again during the 1980s, and with further alterations in the 1990s.

Diocese: Liverpool

Architect: Black & Milligan and T. E. Davies of Liverpool

Original Date: 1907

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed