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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Friday 12th August 2022

Toxteth Ancient Chapel

round-archedGlossary Term [1] windows in the SW and NE walls. A little louvred bell-turret on the SE gableGlossary Term [2]; doorway below, enclosed by a porch dated 1906. The present entrance is at the opposite end, through a porch with organ loftGlossary Term [3] above, added in 1841 on the site of a schoolhouse formerly attached to the chapel. Inside, a large archGlossary Term [4] opens into the chapel. The pulpitGlossary Term [5] - the focus - is placed centrally against the SW wall, framed by the windows. The other walls have galleries on wooden columns: those on the SE and NW seem to predate the 1774 rebuilding (the latter has a pewGlossary Term [6] door dated 1700); the cross galleryGlossary Term [7] only became practicable after the roof was raised. - Box pews throughout; one left of the pulpitGlossary Term [8] has a door with the date 1650. - Brass to Edward Aspinwall, d. 1656, originally set in the floor, now on the SW wall. Just an inscription. - Monuments: several late 18th century and early 19th century tablets, including Alice Kennion, d. 1813, signed by B. Baker. Early C20 meeting room, etc., NW of the chapel. - Attractive graveyard, with a mid-19th century classicalGlossary Term [9] arcadeGlossary Term [10] on the NE side, paid for by Richard Vaughan Yates of Prince's Park fame, who is buried here. Nearer Park Road is the grave of the cartographer Richard Horwood, with an inscription referring to his exceptionally detailed 1803 map of Liverpool."

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009