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Sacred Heart RC Church; History, Records and Information

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 Hall Lane
 Liverpool 
 L7 8TG

 This sandstone building, blackened by decades of soot, stands on the
 corner of Hall Lane and Kensington. It was opened in 1886 after the
 local Catholics had worshipped for ten years in the chapel of the 
 convent which stood on Mount Vernon Street, now swallowed up by
 the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Sacred Heart was designed by the
 architectural firm of Goldie, Child & Goldie, although two other firms
 who did much work for the Catholic Church were later involved; 
 Pugin & Pugin did some alterations in the 1890s and Sinnott, Powell
 & Sinnott designed a 'substantial and elegant' church hall in 1894.
 Sacred Heart is a large church of rough yellow sandstone blocks, with 
 red sandstone dressings, in the Decorated style of Gothic. The most
 interesting view of the church is from Mount Vernon Street, now a
 private street running through the hospital grounds. From street level
 a walkway steps up to a small Gothic porch beneath a huge window 
 and a slim lantern tower breaks the symmetry; it is a pity that this
 entrance is now closed and very overgrown. Fronting Hall Lane the
 church has a small Calvary, a depiction in stone of the Crucifixion,
 more usually seen outside churches in Brittany.

 The above description comes from 
 'The Churches of Liverpool' 
 by David Lewis
 Published by The Bluecoat Press
 ISBN 1 872568 76 9

 © 2001 David Lewis 

 (This book also has many fine photographs of Liverpool churches)

 Reproduced with the permission of:
 Colin Wilkinson of
 The Bluecoat Press 
 Bluecoat Chambers 
 School Lane
 Liverpool
 L1 3BX


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 Early registers have been deposited at the Liverpool Record Office

 Record Office ref.:	 282 HOL	
	
 Registers:		Bap.	1859 - 1933 *
			Mat.	1869 - 1937 *
			Conf.	1856 - 1898, 1900 - 1933 *

 Microfilm:		Registers 1864 - 1941

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 Available from Liverpool & S.W. Lancashire FHS publications:

 Microfiche index:	Marriages 7 Aug 1869 - 18 Jan 1880

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 Information online:	Marriages at Sacred Heart, 1869 - 1880

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* ORIGINAL REGISTERS NOT AVAILABLE IF MICROFILM COPY ARE HELD BY
  THE RECORD OFFICE. MANY REGISTERS WERE MICROFILMED IN THE 1940'S
  AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST LOSS DUE TO ENEMY BOMBING. THE QUALITY
  OF SOME OF THESE COPIES IS NOT GREAT.

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