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Parish Church of St Thomas

A Grade I Listed Building in Brinnington and Central, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.4036 / 53°24'12"N

Longitude: -2.155 / 2°9'18"W

OS Eastings: 389790

OS Northings: 389648

OS Grid: SJ897896

Mapcode National: GBR FYD2.7M

Mapcode Global: WHB9W.VQZ4

Plus Code: 9C5VCR3V+CX

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 14 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210875

ID on this website: 101067160

Location: St Thomas's Church, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Brinnington and Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Stockport

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Stockport St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Neoclassical architecture

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14-MAY-52 (Centre of)


1822-5, by George Basevi (his only surviving Commissioners church). The grandest classical church in the Manchester region and the only Commissioners church of the 1st grant in Cheshire. Built under the Million pound act of 1818 at a cost of £15,000. Design has affinities with Hawksmoor's St Alphage, Greenwich. Ashlar. Nave of 4 bays, aisles, north and south porches, lofty west tower rising to clock stage and cupola. The east end, formerly the main entrance front, has a giant hexastyle Ionic portico, with pediment. Notable interior with Corinthian colonnade over the galleries. Ionic altar-piece. The chancel was remodelled in l890 by Medland Taylor and the original seating has been replaced.

Listing NGR: SJ8979289647

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