LOWER BEBINGTON

Grid Ref: SJ 332 839
Date 20 October 2007

 

St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Bebington
West side
View from the west

 

St. Andrew's at Lower Bebington was closed when I called on a bright October Saturday.  Pevsner notes that two of the bays in the South Arcade are Norman with Victorian work in similar style in the north arcade.  The south aisle has some windows dating from about 1300, while the tower is from the mid 14th century.  Pevsner speculated that there may have been a crossing to the Norman church with a tower. The South Arcade is unusual in that it curves outwards so that the nave widens as it goes east.

Sources:

The Buildings of England, Cheshire, by Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Arthur Mee's Cheshire, published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1938; fourth impression 1950.

 

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