Church of All Hallows, Allerton

Church Of All Hallows, Allerton

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The Church of All Hallows, Allerton is in Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England (). It is a Grade I listed building and an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Liverpool, the archdeaconry of Liverpool and the deanery of Liverpool South - Childwall.

History

The church was built at the expense of John Bibby of Bibby Line in memory of his first wife at a cost of £20,000. The foundation stone was laid on 31 October 1872, and the church was consecrated on 10 August 1876 by the Bishop of Chester. During the Second World War the stained glass (see below) was removed to Slaidburn for safety and replaced by plain glass. This was destroyed in an air raid and the stained glass was returned in 1946.

Structure

The church is built with red sandstone on its exterior and white stone from Storeton on the interior. The chancel is lined with square of red and green jasper, and the chancel steps and the base of the pulpit are in black Vaulsort marble. Its architectural style is Gothic Revival, with a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular styles. The tower is described as being a "mighty Perpendicular tower of the Somerset type".

Fittings and furniture

The finest feature of the church is its stained glass.Out of the 15 windows, 14 were designed by Edward Burne-Jones, with some input...
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