St Joseph's Church

3 Mar 2001
St Joseph's Church, Tatton Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Photograph (Digital)


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



SJ 89 SE SP/39 St Joseph's Church 0/39 II


Roman Catholic church. 1861-2 by Matthew Ellison Hadfield of Sheffield, architect, Messrs J Robinson of Hyde, Cheshire, builders. Hammer dressed Yorkshire grit-stone, Hollington stone dressings, slate roofs. Basilican plan: nave and clerestory, 3 sided apse, aisles and south side base of lower, 2 storey sacristy. Nave and apse under one roof pitch. Simplified High Victorian gothic, early decorated details "of an English type" (Builder). Liturgical west front has 2 lancets flanking ogee headed door under pitched gable with crockets. Two 3-light geometric tracery windows above, cinquefoil roundel in gable. 3-light tracery clerestory and apse windows, segmental tracery aisle liturgical east windows. Interior: 5 bay nave arcades, Derbyshire marble bases, Yorkshire stone shafts and capitals, simplified chamfered arches. Arched braced panelled nave roof. Chancel arch reduced to doubled arched braces with quatrefoil panelling, set on stone corbel. Exposed raftered aisle roofs. Original built-in confessionals extended through aisle walls under traceried windows. West gallery. High altar and chancel furniture as memorial to 1914-1918 war dead. East window, stained, 1882. Design heavily influenced by Hadfield's former partner George Goldie and by the mid-century re- action against A W N Pugin's planning and liturgical principles: "arrange(d).. so that the greatest possible space shall be given up for the use of the congregat- ion with the facility for seeing and hearing and abundance of light": Builder, March 30, 1862, p 216. Centenary Record, Diocese of Shrewsbury, 1851-1951, (1951, pp 91-92.

Listing NGR: SJ8960990315


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2064 IOE Records taken by Derek Trillo; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Trillo. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Trillo, Derek

Rights Holder: Trillo, Derek


Gritstone (Sandstone), Slate, Stone, Victorian Roman Catholic Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument

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