CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1246948
Date first listed:
18-Dec-1963
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, PLATT LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, PLATT LANE

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

District:
Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 85124 94842

Details

MANCHESTER

SJ89SE PLATT LANE, Fallowfield 698-1/9/688 (South side) 18/12/63 Church of Holy Trinity

GV II*

Church. 1845-6, by Edmund Sharpe. Yellow, buff and brown terracotta in imitation of stone (including mason's tooling marks); slate roof. Decorated style. Nave with south-west steeple, north and south aisles, chancel. The 3-stage tower has angle buttresses, a cusped south doorway in a 2-centred arched surround with 2 orders of moulding including set-in shafts with foliated caps, and a hoodmould with figured stops, 3-light windows to the 2nd stage with crocketed gablets, paired belfry windows with transoms and diamond-pattern terracotta grills, an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles and slender S-shaped flying buttresses to an octagonal drum at the base of the tall octagonal spire. The 5-bay nave has a west doorway like that to the tower, a tall traceried 4-light west window, and pairs of clerestory windows with terracota tracery and parapets faced with 4-petal tiles; the aisles have buttresses, 2-light windows with terracotta tracery and hoodmoulds, and similar tiled parapets; the lower 2-bay chancel has a parapet with mouchette openwork, and a 5-light east window with very elaborate mouchette tracery, and is now surrounded by a C20 flat-roofed addition. Interior: 5-bay arcades of 2-centred arches on quatrefoil piers of terracotta with heavily-foliated capitals; scissor-braced roofs to nave and chancel, with wall-posts rising from foliated corbels. History: the very unusual terracotta construction was suggested to Edmund Sharpe by colliery owner John Fletcher (who used colliery clay to make fire-bricks), for the church of St Stephen, Lever Bridge, Bolton, built 1842-5.

Listing NGR: SJ8512494842

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
456035
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: 03 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/01463/27
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