ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST WILFRID

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1283075
Date first listed:
18-Dec-1963
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, BIRCHVALE CLOSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, BIRCHVALE CLOSE

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

District:
Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 83306 96951

Details

MANCHESTER

SJ89NW BIRCHVALE CLOSE, Hulme 698-1/4/712 (South side) 18/12/63 Roman Catholic Church of St Wilfrid

II

Roman Catholic church. 1842, by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Red brick in English bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Early English style. Nave with north and south aisles, confessionals attached to south aisle, uncompleted north-west tower, chancel with north chapel. The 6-bay nave has small lancet clerestory windows, and its west end has a 2-centred arched west doorway with double-chamfered surround, and 2 lancet windows above. The aisles have pilaster buttresses and narrow lancets: the south aisle has a gabled porch to the 2nd bay with double-chamfered 2-centred arched doorway, and 3 gabled confessionals each with 2 small lancets and a quatrefoil above; and the base of the intended tower at the west end of the north aisle has a 2-centred arched doorway with 2 pairs of shafts and 2 orders of deeply undercut double roll-moulding, and a hoodmould with figured stops, a niche above the doorway, and a pyramidal roof. The 2-bay chancel has a triple-lancet east window with linked hoodmould, and a wheel window above. Interior: plastered and painted in shades of light grey; aisle arcades of tall double-chamfered 2-centred arches on low octagonal piers, chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds and triple chamfer; nave roof of elegantly slender collared queen-post trusses with unusual linking purlins arch-braced from these posts, and arch bracess from wall-posts to tie-beams, all these members with painted small chamfer; statue of Virgin to left of chancel arch, with tall crocketed canopy, and pulpit to right integrated with the pier on that side and entered by a doorway through it; west gallery with tall narrow organ in centre; sedilia in chancel; good stained glass in east windows.

Listing NGR: SJ8330696951

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
387931
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.

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