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Statutory Address:

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

Trafford (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 75864 86846


In the entry for:

SJ 78 NE BOWDON PARK ROAD (South-east side)

7/58 Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

G.V. II*

The address shall be amended to read: CHURCH BROW (South-east side) Church of Saint Mary the Virgin


SJ 78 NE BOWDON PARK ROAD (south-east side)

7/58 Church of Saint Mary the Virgin G.V. II*

Church. 1858-60. W.H.Brakspear. Ashlar with slate roof. Nave, aisles, west tower, north and south porches, transepts, chancel, vestry and Stamford chapel. 5-bay aisles have transomed 5-light C16 style square-headed windows, weathered buttresses with crocketed pinnacles, (missing on north) castellations and porch in western bay. Clerestory has 3-light traceried square headed openings and castellations. 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses with crocketed pinnacles, ornate clock faces, 4-light belfry openings, gargoyles, enriched band and castellations. The transepts and 3-bay chancel have set back buttresses, 5- light windows and bold corner pinnacles, otherwise treatment is similar. Interior: double-chamfered nave arcade with octagonal columns and moulded capitals. Double-chamfered chancel arch and tower arch with traceried screen and bell ringers' gallery. The wide aisles re-use early C16 roofs of a predecessor church and have elaborate gilded and painted bosses. The nave roof is of an ornate hammer beam construction, the chancel and transepts have arch-braced trusses, those in the chancel being elaborately painted. Monuments include Baguley monument, C14; Brereton monument with 2 recumbent effigies and canopy, C17; Henry Booth and Mary Warrington monument, a sarcophagus with seated figures in front of long inscription and open pediment, 1734 by Carpenter; Booth monument with sarcophagus, obelisk, cherubs medallions and segmental pediment on Ionic columns also by Carpenter 1735; and Ninth Earl of Stamford wall plaque, Neo- Wren of 1910 and other wall monuments of C17, C18 and C19. Also fragments of C8, C10 and C14 sculpture. Stained glass by Kempe and Clutterbuck and stalls and pulpit by Temple Moore c.1910.

Listing NGR: SJ7586486846


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

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Date: 25 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12264/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Adrian Shaw. Source Historic England Archive
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