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St Anthony Roman Catholic, Liverpool

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St Anthony,
Scotland Road,
Liverpool
Lancashire

Bibliography

The Churches of Liverpool by David Lewis Published by The Bluecoat Press ISBN 1 872568 76 9

Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1804.

In 1806, the French Chapel was built on the corner of Dryden Street and Scotland Road. James Picton described it as 'a little quaint-looking brick building, surmounted by a cross, with a modest residence by its side.' It was founded by the Reverend Jean Baptiste Antoinet Gerardot, an emigr from the French Revolution of 1789, and Freddy O'Connor makes the interesting point that during the Napoleonic Wars 'French prisoners of war would have attended the church under supervision from the Borough Jail in Great Howard Street. Gerardot died in 1826, but his ministry was so successful that, by the late 1820s, a larger church was needed.

The famous Liverpool church of St Anthony's, Scotland Road, was built in 1833 and designed by John Broadbent. He was a pupil of Thomas Rickman (as for a time was Arthur Hill Holme) who also designed the tower of St Mary's Walton and the Classical church of St Augustine's on Shaw Street. At St Anthony's, Broadbent built a simple if not severe church with Early English buttresses and lancet windows and a surprisingly large interior. The church has a commanding presence on Scotland Road, and even the dour James Picton acknowledged that 'the building is imposing from its size and proportions'.

Infprmation about the history of St Anthony's.

Church Records

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Some of the marraiges and burials can be found in the Hibernia index.

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves. For current information you should contact them directly.

Maps

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