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Statutory Address:

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Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 85930 01672


MANCHESTER SD8OSE CHURCH LANE, Harpurhey 698-1/3/705 (South side)

20/06/88 Christ Church


Church. 1838-41, by Edward Welch. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Seven-bay nave embracing west steeple, north and south porches, small polygonal apsidal chancel. Early English style. Squat 2-stage tower with broad pilaster buttresses, a tall 2-centred arched west doorway with deep chamfered surround, hoodmould, and Gothick panelled door; coupled lancets to the 2nd stage; and an unusual spire which incorporates a tall belfry stage with concave buttresses finished as pinnacles clasping steep gablets which have stepped triple-lancet louvres with clock faces above them. Flanking the tower are low shouldered doorways with studded and strap-hinged doors, and tall stepped triple-lancet windows. The nave has buttresses, parapet, corner pinnacles, a large stepped triple-lancet window in each bay, and gabled porches to the 6th bay (added vestry on east side of south porch). Polygonal apse with buttresses and tall 3-light windows. All windows have hoodmoulds with figured stops, and most retain original latticed glazing. Interior: not inspected, but reported to have galleries on 3 sides and open roof with heavy trusses (Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SD8593001672


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)


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: 04 Jan 2007
Reference: IOE01/16284/28
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