Tour of Northern Blackpool (Self Guided), Blackpool

In the northern Blackpool, you will find a number of beautiful, historic buildings. Many of these homes, churches, and businesses are Blackpool Grade II listed buildings and are of national importance. Take this self-guided tour to discover northern Blackpool's most notable attractions.
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Tour of Northern Blackpool Map

Guide Name: Tour of Northern Blackpool
Guide Location: England » Blackpool (See other walking tours in Blackpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Methodist Chapel
  • Imperial Hotel
  • Holy Family R.C. Church
  • Cabin Lift
  • St. Stephens on-the-Cliffs Church
  • Miners' Convalescent Home
  • St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church
  • Bispham Parish Church
Methodist Chapel

1) Methodist Chapel

The Methodist Chapel is a historic chapel that can be found on Cocker Street, near the Thorncliffe Hotel. It was built between 1890 and 1900 and was designed by G. Payton of Birmingham. The chapel was constructed in the Gothic Revival style using red brick with ashlar dressings. It features a slate roof and octagonal tower. The Methodist Chapel is a Blackpool Grade II listed building.
Imperial Hotel

2) Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel is located on North Promenade. It is a historic structure, which was built using red brick and stone between 1866 and 1867 by Clegg and Knowles of Manchester. The hotel is a fine example of the French Renaissance and Baroque styles. The Imperial Hotel is a Blackpool Grade II listed building.
Holy Family R.C. Church

3) Holy Family R.C. Church

Holy Family R.C. Church was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style. This historic church is located on Links Road, near the Holy Family Catholic Primary School. Holy Family R.C. Church was built with red brick, and it has a remarkable slate roof.
Cabin Lift

4) Cabin Lift

The Cabin Lift is located near Blackpool Casino and The Doric Hotel. It was built in 1930 in the Classical Revival style and was designed by architect John Charles Robinson. Constructed of red brick with faience dressings, it has a copper roof and a rectangular floor plan. This shoreline lift tower was built to provide transportation between the tram station on the upper walkway and the lower promenade. The Cabin Lift is a Blackpool Grade II listed building.
St. Stephens on-the-Cliffs Church

5) St. Stephens on-the-Cliffs Church

St. Stephens on-the-Cliffs Church is located on Holmfield Road. This Anglo-Catholic church was constructed between 1924 and 1927 and was designed by architect Henry (Harry) Anderson Paley. It was built in the Neo-Gothic style, using red brick with cream-colored stone dressings. It has a red-tile roof and an impressive arched doorway. Inside, the church features beautiful furnishings and decorations. Sunday mass begins at 10:30 am.
Miners' Convalescent Home

6) Miners' Convalescent Home

The Miners' Convalescent Home was a convalescent home for miners in the seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire. It was built 1925–1927 for Lancashire and Cheshire miners and was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales. In 1995, English Heritage designated the home a Grade II listed building.

The building was designed by Bolton architecture firm Bradshaw Gass & Hope in the Baroque Revival style. It has a symmetrical plan and is on three storeys. It is constructed of red brick with terracotta dressings. The central bays are recessed between projecting wings. Towards the rear of the building there is a tower with an ogee cap. The building continued to function as a convalescent home until the 1980s and in 2005, was turned into apartments.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church

7) St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church

St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church is located on All Hallows Road. The current church was built in 1950 and was consecrated by Dr. Thomas Flynn. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the altar and sacristy was expanded and a new porch and choir loft were built. The church holds mass on Saturday at 6:30 pm and on Sunday at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 6:30 pm.
Bispham Parish Church

8) Bispham Parish Church

Bispham Parish Church, also known as All Hallows Church, is a Church of England parish church located in Bispham, Blackpool, known as the Mother Church of Blackpool. It is the third church on the site and was built in 1883. Until 1821 the parish church of Bispham was the only place of worship in Blackpool. The earliest reference to the church dates from the reign of Richard I of England, when Theobold Walter passed on his rights to the churches of Poulton-le-Fylde and Bispham to St Mary’s of Lancaster. The first mention of Blackpool is found in the Register of Bispham Parish Church in 1602 in which is recorded the Christinary on 22 September of that year of a child belonging to a couple who reside on the bank of the Black Pool. The churchyard contains the tombs of many shipwreck victims, including the captain and crew of the brig Favourite, which sank off Blackpool in 1865, and passengers from the Ocean Monarch, which caught fire in the Irish Sea in 1848.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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