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Coordinates: 53°55′22″N 3°00′38″W / 53.9227°N 3.0105°W / 53.9227; -3.0105
OS grid reference SD 3373647872
Location Fleetwood, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website https://www.stmarys-fleetwood.org.uk/
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 31 March 1978 (1978-03-31)
Architect(s) E. W. Pugin
Completed 1867
Construction cost £4,000 (1867)
Administration
Diocese Lancaster
Province Liverpool

St Mary's is a Roman Catholic church in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. Designed by E. W. Pugin, it was built in 1866–67. It is an active church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. It has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

History

The seaside town of Fleetwood was planned in the 1830s by local landowner Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood. St Mary's Church, designed by E. W. Pugin, was built 1866-67 by T. A. Drummond of Fleetwood, costing £4,000. This is equivalent to £250 thousand in present-day terms.2018 The foundation stone was laid on 17 May 1866 by Alexander Goss, the Bishop of Liverpool, and the church was consecrated by Bishop Goss in November 1867. In 1978 the church was designated a Grade II listed building.

Architecture

St Mary's is constructed of rockfaced stone with ashlar dressings and has deeply pitched roofs of slate. Its plan consists of a nave and chancel combined under one roof, low north and south aisles with lean-to roofs, and a polygonal apse. There is no tower. The west wall has two large windows, each with three lancets; between the two is a niche containing a figure of Jesus Christ. The windows in the aisles have large two-light lancets and cinquefoils. The clerestory windows above are quatrefoil oculi.

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