Church of St Nicholas, Kingsway, Burnage - Manchester

Important and prominent 1930s Modernist church designed by Cachemaille-Day. Described as "a milestone in the history of church architecture in England" by Pevsner. A first phase of repair supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund's Grants for Places of Worship scheme has addressed the leaks associated with the parapet gutter. There are considerable corrosion problems with the original windows and these will need a susequent phase of work.

Church of St Nicholas, Kingsway, Burnage - Manchester
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1219254
  • Local Planning Authority: Manchester
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Nicholas
  • Street Name: Kingsway
  • Locality: Burnage
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Manchester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Manchester, Withington
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*