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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: 1197770



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


District: Manchester

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Jun-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388057

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/10/2017

SJ8595 698-1/22/797

MANCHESTER RUSHOLME DAISY BANK ROAD, (South side) Former First Church of Christ, Scientist

(Formerly listed as The Edgar Wood Centre, previously listed as: DAISY BANK ROAD (South side) Rusholme, First Church of Christ Scientist)


GV I Christian Science church, now offices.1903, by Edgar Wood.

Red brick with some render, steeply-pitched tiled roof to the main range (wings re-roofed with slate). Y-shaped plan formed by very tall narrow main range set back and at right-angles to the street, with low splayed wings projected to the front, and a cylindrical turret clasped in the angle between the gable of the main range and the right wing. Unusual Expressionist style with Art Nouveau detailing. The gable of the main range is mostly rendered, and has a wide semicircular-headed doorway with splayed sandstone sides and multiply-stepped brick head, above this a cruciform window feature with arched centre light and two-light arms all in a stone surround, and a plain stone pilaster breaking through the apex. The turret on the right, rising to eaves level, has a window of two small rectangular lights at ground floor and an interrupted band of 1, 2, 2, and 2 similar lights under the eaves of a conical roof. To the rear of this rises a tall rectangular chimney. The right-hand side wall of this range (not visible from the front) has low buttresses, two small four-light windows in the wall and six tall gabled dormers in the roof; and attached to the further end an unusual porch or porte cochere with a segmental-headed arch.

The projected wings differ: that to the left has a gabled porch to the right, a tall canted window breaking through the eaves left of centre with transomed lights and a high parapet rising to the centre, low three-light windows under the eaves either side of this bay, and a curved gable wall with a long diagonal corner buttress, a parapet and a square chimney in the centre; that to the right has five buttressed bays with a door in the first, simplified Diocletian windows under the eaves of the other bays, a corner buttress like that of the other wing, and a gable wall with diagonal chimney flues flanked by Diocletian windows. Attached to the west corner of this gable is a screen with a round-headed entrance archway under a stone panel lettered "FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST" (this entrance leading a drive to the porch attached to the west side of the main range).

Interior not inspected. Listing NGR: SJ8572595713

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National Grid Reference: SJ 85729 95702


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