Heswall is a town in Wirral, Merseyside, England. It contains nine buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings. Of these, one is listed at Grade II*, the middle of the three grades, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade. The list includes those in the adjacent villages of Barnston, Thingwall and Pensby. The listed buildings consist of two churches, houses, a bank, a sundial, and a war memorial.

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Grade Criteria[1]
II* Particularly important buildings of more than special interest
II Buildings of national importance and special interest

Buildings

Name and location Photograph Date Notes Grade
St Peter's Church
53°19′22″N 3°06′13″W / 53.32277°N 3.10362°W / 53.32277; -3.10362 (St Peter's Church)
14th century The oldest part of the church is the lower part of the tower, the upper part being added in the late 15th century. The body of the church was rebuilt in 1739, and rebuilt again by J. P. Doyle in 1879 following damage by lightning. The church is built in sandstone with a slate roof, and consists of a nave with a clerestory, aisles, a chancel with a north vestry and a south chapel, and a southwest tower. The tower has buttresses, a stair turret, a cornice, and an embattled parapet.[2][3] II*
Oldfield Farmhouse
53°20′14″N 3°07′12″W / 53.33712°N 3.12004°W / 53.33712; -3.12004 (Oldfield Farmhouse)
1604 A farmhouse, later divided into two houses, in stone with a slate roof. It has two storeys and an attic, and a front of six bays, the first and second bays projecting forward. The windows are mullioned, some containing sashes and others casements. There are also gabled roof dormers.[4] II
The Cottage, Thingwall
53°21′11″N 3°05′52″W / 53.35297°N 3.09767°W / 53.35297; -3.09767 (The Cottage)
17th century (probable) A roughcast house with a slate roof. Most windows are mullioned, and there is a casement window and a horizontally-sliding sash window. A blocked window is inscribed with initials and the 1786. There are two entrances on the front.[5] II
Benty Heath Farmhouse, Thingwall
53°21′09″N 3°05′50″W / 53.35242°N 3.09720°W / 53.35242; -3.09720 (Benty Heath Farmhouse)
18th century Farmhouse with datestone reading 'RWK/1732'. Stone with slate roof and brick stacks. 2 storeys, 3 bays, the 1st bay later. Windows have horizontally sliding sashes. C20 porch has single light to left. Cross axial and gable-end stacks.[6] II
Pensby Hall
53°20′21″N 3°06′14″W / 53.33913°N 3.10381°W / 53.33913; -3.10381 (Pensby Hall)
1688 A house that was later extended, it is in stone with a slate roof. The house has a six-bay front and, other than a single story end bay, is in two storeys with an attic. At the rear is a projecting garage and stable. The windows are a mix of casements and sashes, some of which are mullioned.[7] II
Sundial
53°19′21″N 3°06′14″W / 53.32262°N 3.10396°W / 53.32262; -3.10396 (Sundial)
1726 The sundial is in the churchyard of St Peter's Church. It consists of a stone baluster on two circular steps with an octagonal plate and a gnomon.[8][9] II
Beech Farmhouse, Barnston
53°20′32″N 3°04′59″W / 53.34223°N 3.08314°W / 53.34223; -3.08314 (Beech Farmhouse)
Late 18th century A brick farmhouse, partly stuccoed, with a Welsh slate roof. The main block has three storeys and two bays, there is a two-storey two-bay wing to the left, and a single-storey one-bay extension beyond that. The windows are sashes, apart from a 20th-century casement window in the extension.[10] II
Christ Church, Barnston
53°20′27″N 3°04′56″W / 53.34087°N 3.08211°W / 53.34087; -3.08211 (Christ Church)
1870–71 A church designed by G. E. Street in stone with a tiled roof. It consists of a nave, a chancel, and two vestries. At the west end is an octagonal bellcote.[11][12] II
Lloyd's Bank
53°19′42″N 3°05′56″W / 53.32832°N 3.09893°W / 53.32832; -3.09893 (Lloyd's Bank)
1907 The bank was designed by George Hastwell Grayson, and is in stone and brick, with some timber-framing at the rear, and with Cumbrian slate roofs. It stands on a corner site, has an L-shaped plan, and is in two storeys. The banking hall faces Telegraph Road, it has three bays and three gables. On the corner is a canted entrance turret that has a pyramidal roof and a lead finial. Along The Mount is the manager's house. The windows are mullioned.[8][13] II
War memorial
53°19′31″N 3°06′01″W / 53.32527°N 3.10017°W / 53.32527; -3.10017 (War memorial)
1924 The war memorial stands in a walled garden, and is in red sandstone. It consists of a three-stepped square base on which is a square plinth, and a short tapering square column with a pedimented capital. This is surmounted by a plain Celtic cross. On the front of the column is a carved wreath. The sides of the plinth contain panels with inscriptions and the names of those who died in the First World War. Within the garden are two stones with plaques inscribed with those lost in the Second World War.[14] II

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  • Historic England, "Church of St. Peter, Heswall (1320306)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Oldfield Farmhouse, Heswall (1075369)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "The Cottage, Heswall (1320300)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Benty Heath Farmhouse (1075374)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 2 March 2019
  • Historic England, "Pensby Hall, Heswall (1343516)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Sundial to west of St. Peter's Church, Heswall (1075373)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Beech Farmhouse, Heswall (1075376)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Christ Church, Heswall (1343513)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Lloyd's Bank, Heswall (1075380)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 17 December 2014
  • Historic England, "Heswall War Memorial (1434790)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 19 May 2016
  • Historic England, Listed Buildings, retrieved 1 April 2015
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