SJ2484 : St Bartholomew's Church, Thurstaston

near to Thurstaston, Wirral, Great Britain

St Bartholomew's Church, Thurstaston
St Bartholomew's Church, Thurstaston
'Turstanetone' is recorded in the Domesday Book. The earliest mention of a Church occurs around 1125 but other evidence suggests that one may have existed in Saxon times. The Norman Church endured for many hundreds of years and was eventually taken down in 1820 and a second edifice completed in 1824. This was a very plain stone building and in 1871, the replacement of this second Church was approved and the executors of Joseph Hegan of Dawpool set apart 4,500 for a new church erected to his memory by his two daughters and consecrated by William Stubbs, Bishop of Chester, on the 7th January 1886. Designed by J. Loughborough Pearson R.A. a splendid example of the Victorian revival of mid-gothic architecture, being of late 13th century character and built entirely of local sandstone. Although nothing remains of the earlier Norman church, the tower of the second one still stands in the churchyard and the sandstone of the building was used to construct a wall enclosing the new churchyard.
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