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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: 1218832



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: II*

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Jun-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388206

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SJ89NE HYDE ROAD, Gorton South 698-1/5/701 (South side) 03/10/74 Brookfield Unitarian Church (Formerly Listed as: HYDE ROAD, Gorton (South side) Brookfield Unitarian Church)


Unitarian church. 1869-71, by Thomas Worthington. Coursed sandstone rubble, slate roof. Early English style. Nave, north and south aisles, free-standing steeple attached to north aisle close to west end, chancel with transepts. The 4-stage tower with angle-buttresses, string-courses, embattled parapet with corner gargoyles and tall slender broach spire, has a 2-centred arched north doorway, one and 2 lancets to the next 2 stages, paired 2-light belfry windows with cusped lights, and lucarnes to the base of the spire. The 6-bay nave has 3-light clerestory windows, and the buttressed aisles 2-centred arched 2-light windows. Transepts of chancel have similar windows. Large east and west windows. Gable copings with kneelers and apex crosses. Interior (Pevsner): aisle arcades of sandstone on columns of pink polished granite; plastered walls. History: commissioned and endowed by Richard Peacock, engineer and partner in locomotive-building firm of Beyer and Peacock; cost ยป12,000; demonstrates ecumenical nature of later C19 Unitarianism.

Listing NGR: SJ8891595914

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National Grid Reference: SJ 88917 95918


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