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Statutory Address:

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

Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 98507 04316


SADDLEWORTH CHURCH ROAD SD 90 SE (north side) Grasscroft 5/51 Christ Church, - Friezland G.V. II Church. c.1850 with additions of 1860 s. By George Shaw. Snecked stone with slate roof. Nave and chancel with north- west tower, south transept, north aisle, organ chamber and vestry all of later dates. Gothic revival. The nave has a projecting plinth, weathered buttresses (angled at corners) and 2-light windows with geometrical tracery and hoodmoulds. Porch in bay 2 with weathered clasping buttresses, coped gable and finial. The south transept which was formerly galleried has an external flight of steps and 5-light south window. The north aisle has 2 and 3-light windows and 2 gables to its eastern extreme. A clerestory was added when the aisle was built. Chancel with 3-light east window. Coped gables with finials. The 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, a weathered plinth, a shouldered first stage window, a cusped lancet window on the second, two cusped lancet belfry openings and a broach spire. Interior: low alternating octagonal and circular columns with moulded capitals support chamfered arches in the north arcade. Arch- braced roof trusses. Carved timber fittings include pulpit, poppy-head choir stalls, reredos and chancel panelling. Heraldic coat of arms above door.

Listing NGR: SD9850704316


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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: 08 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05365/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Russ Hill. Source Historic England Archive
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