Liverpool St Michael in the Hamlet Silver Novice

St Michael in the Hamlet with St Andrew

St Michael in the Hamlet is one of only two surviving cast iron churches by Cragg and Rickman and was built in 1815, the tracery, pinnacles, mouldings, and building frame are all of cast iron.

Liverpool, Merseyside

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Toxteth Park
L17 7DB

The exterior is Gothic Revival, Perpendicular in design with spectacular east window tracery. The church was part of the Cast Iron Shore – an area on the Mersey full of iron works, which was used in buildings. Even the shore was stained red with iron. The cast iron houses are now gone, but the church remains, a vital part of a Conservation Area.

Added in 1919, the tower clock commemorates the fallen of the First World War, as does a stained glass window by local artist Gustav Hiller. A monument commemorates Jeremiah Horrox (1618-41), known as the Father of Modern Astronomy. 

  • Captivating architecture

  • Parking within 250m

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £20,000, 2018

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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St Michael in the Hamlet (with St Andrew)

Liverpool, Merseyside

St Michael in the Hamlet is a Grade I Listed building in south Liverpool, noted for the extensive use of cast iron in its construction and external decoration.

St Agnes & St Pancras

Toxteth Park, Merseyside

The stunning interior of Caen stone evokes the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Reims; the church is also home to a superb collection of stained glass windows by Kempe and others. 

St James in the City

Toxteth, Merseyside

Enjoying a new lease of life after reopening following almost four decades of closure.