CHURCH OF ST ANN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1247612

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1952

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST ANN, ST ANN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST ANN, ST ANN STREET

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

District: Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 83784 98354

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Details

SJ 8398 SE, 698-1/27/384

MANCHESTER, ST ANN STREET (South side), Church of St Ann

25/02/52

GV

I

Church. 1709-12 (traditionally said to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren or one of his pupils); restored 1886-91 by Alfred Waterhouse. Sandstone ashlar, hipped slate roof. Classical style. Nave with east apse and west tower. The 2-storey 6-bay nave has coupled pilasters to both levels, the lower being fluted Corinthian and the upper plain, both with cornices, each bay containing large round-headed windows with keystones, and the westernmost a square headed doorway in a large pedimented tetrastyle Corinthian doorcase with fluted columns; and a pilastered parapet (formerly with urns). The semi-circular full-height apse has tall fluted Corinthian pilasters, a full entablature with carved emblems on the frieze, a very prominent cornice, and large round-headed windows with panelled aprons, moulded imposts and enriched keystones. The square west tower has four stages divided by string courses and a mid-height cornice, rusticated clasping corner pilasters to the lower half, a Tuscan pilaster west doorway, coupled round-headed lancets to the second stage, an oculus in a blank arch to the third stage (and clock-faces under segmental pediments in the north and south sides), a belfry stage with coupled fluted Corinthian pilasters framing round-headed 3-light louvred belfry windows with keystones, and a moulded cornice and balustraded parapet (originally surrounding a 3-stage cupola).

INTERIOR: galleries on three sides, supported by stout Tuscan columns (replacing square pillars), and with upper arcades on original slender Tuscan columns; most furnishings dating from C19 restoration, including choir in nave, but fragments of original pulpit and communion rail survive. Stained glass by Frederick Shields.

HISTORY: second oldest church in Manchester, built as part of early C18 development of St Ann's Square; formerly had strong Whig and Anti-Jacobite connections; John Wesley preached here 1733 and 1738, Thomas De Quincey was baptized here 1785.

Listing NGR: SJ8378898353

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 457202

Legacy System: LBS

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