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Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 82889 97296



SJ8297 CHESTER ROAD 698-1/18/57 (North side) 03/10/74 Church of St George


Church. 1826-8, by Francis Goodwin, restored 1884 by J.S.Crowther. Sandstone ashlar, slate roofs. Gothick Perpendicular style. Nave with west tower, north and south aisles under parallel roofs, diagonal porches at west ends of these, and high polygonal apse. Tall west tower of 4 unequal stages, with set-back buttresses completed as tall octagonal traceried pinnacles with embattled tops and crocketed spirelets; 2-centred arched west doorway with set-in shafts and 3 orders of moulding, double doors with Perpendicular tracery, traceried 2-light west window, clock-face over this, coupled traceried 2-light windows to the 3rd stage, tall set-back 4th stage with slender louvred and traceried belfry window, open-work parapet and much carved ornament. Six-bay aisles with buttresses finished as pinnacles rising through embattled parapet, large 2-centred arched 3-light transomed windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds; diagonal west porches with doorways similar to west doorway of tower, and traceried 2-light windows. Embattled parapet to nave, terminating in octagonal east turrets matching the pinnacles of the tower. High polygonal apse. Interior not inspected but reported as having: galleries; Perpendicular arcades; wall monument to The Hon. George Berkeley Molyneux (d.1841), by Edward Physick, in form of soldier mourning beside urn (these details from Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SJ8288997296

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2017.


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 January 2017 from


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: 12 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07063/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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