CHURCH OF ENGLISH MARTYRS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207509
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1994
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ENGLISH MARTYRS, ALEXANDRA ROAD SOUTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ENGLISH MARTYRS, ALEXANDRA ROAD SOUTH

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

District:
Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 83402 94484

Details

MANCHESTER

SJ89SW ALEXANDRA ROAD SOUTH, Fallowfield 698-1/8/824 (East side) Church of English Martyrs

GV II

Roman Catholic church. 1895-6, by F.H.Oldham. Coursed sandstone rubble with some ashlar, slate roof. Early English style. Nave with north-west tower, north and south aisles (short confessional wing attached to north aisle), chancel with transeptal side chapels. The gabled 3-bay west facade has buttresses flanking a 2-centred arched doorway with a gable surmounted by a statue in a niche, blank arches in the outer bays containing coupled lancets, and above the doorway a giant blank arch containing a wheel window. The tower, to the left, has upper stages of ashlar, with clasping pilasters, tall coupled lancets with shafts and louvres, a corbel-table with corner gargoyles, weathered coping with corner pinnacles, and an unusual broach spire interrupted at mid height by an arcaded stage which has stout colonnettes, trefoil arches and crocketed gablets. The nave and aisles have lancet windows, those to the nave with trefoil tracery. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcades of stout cylindrical piers with moulded octagonal caps and double-chamfered arches; arch-braced collar truss roof.

Listing NGR: SJ8340294484

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
387875
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04281/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Charles Madders. Source Historic England Archive
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