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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1068468



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Rochdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213467

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MIDDLETON TOWNLEY STREET SD 80 NE (east side) 2/27 Church of St Michael 19/9/69 (formerly listed as St Michael's and All Angels, Tonge) - II Church. 1902 with side chapel added in 1926 and tower in 1930. By Austin and Paley. Snecked stone with clay tile roof. Nave with clerestory and aisles, chancel flanked by side chapel, vestry and organ chamber; virtually free standing tower to west of north aisle. Gothic Revival in a Perpendicular style. 4-bay nave and aisle with weathered buttresses. 2, 3 and 4-light flat-headed aisle windows and 3-light round-arched clerestory windows with Perpendicular tracery. Coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. Transversely roofed organ chamber and vestry, both gabled. 5-light west and east windows the former above a canted baptistry. The 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, an octagonal corner stair turret, bands separating each stage, a door below chequer-patterned stonework, a 4-light window, clock-faces on the third stage, 3-light belfry openings and a castellated parapet above a blind mouchette frieze. Interior: rock-faced stone. Double-chamfered arches on octagonal nave arcade columns. Tie-beam and collar roof trusses. Carved stone and timber fittings. Stained glass. The church stands on an elevated site.

Listing NGR: SD8746705689

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National Grid Reference: SD 87467 05689


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