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Church of the Holy Cross, Hoylake Road, Bidston, Birkenhead

 F X Velarde (1957-59). Listed Grade II

The listing for this last church by Velarde shows ‘a distillation of Romanesque and modern motifs that is unique in his work’. Built of brown brick and ashlar, the exterior has a ‘jolly geometrical tower’ with five round-headed openings on each face and a copper pyramidal roof. The interior has a coffered wooden and gilded roof and polished marble and white mosaic tiling. It has been closed for some years and is at risk of deterioration.

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