Building Name

Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Carlett Park, Eastham

1884 - 1885
Carlett Park
Eastham, Wirral
Merseyside, England
Rev W E Torr
New build
Grade II
Thomas Woodward

CARLETT PARK CHAPEL, EASTHAM - We illustrate this week an admirable little modern chapel lately erected in Cheshire. This private chapel, adjoining the Elizabethan residence of the Rev. W. E. Torr, is designed in the "Early Lancet " period, and is built of red stone from the local quarries of Bromborough, relieved with bands of grey. The roofs are covered with Coniston green slates. It has a small nave, chancel and organ chamber on the north side. The woodwork is of oak, the roof being barrel-shaped, with large-moulded ribs, and over the chancel are carved bosses at the rib intersections. The treatment of the interior is exceptionally interesting, as may be gathered from the sketch. The wall arcade incloses decorative panels, and on either side of the east-end triplet are mosaic panels. All the windows are filled with painted glass, which has been executed by Mr. Edward Frampton. The seats have open-framed backs, with cut and shaped elbows, all in oak. At the west end is an oak screen, glazed with lead-lights. The work has been carefully carried out by Mr. Thomas Woodward, builder, Eastham, under the supervision of Messrs. Douglas and Fordham, of Chester. [British Architect 18 March 1887 page 210]

Reference           British Architect 18 March 1887 page 210 with illustration