SJ3297 : Waterloo: Stanley Road & Christ Church

taken 11 years ago, near to Waterloo, Sefton, Great Britain

Waterloo: Stanley Road & Christ Church
Waterloo: Stanley Road & Christ Church
The tower of Christ Church is a prominent local landmark, but the church is now disused, and has been threatened with demolition, despite being a Grade II* listed building. It was designed by the renowned Victorian church architects, Austin and Paley of Lancaster, and built between 1891 and 1894 of the local red sandstone. However it was declared redundant by the Church Commissioners in 1982.

The fundamental dilemma with all buildings like this is that it needs maintenance, but who pays for it, the Church Commissioners as owners, or the various bodies who say that it cannot be demolished because of its architectural importance?
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007
Category
Church (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 321 976 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.2442N 3:1.4628W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 320 975
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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