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Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Brinnington and Central, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.4096 / 53°24'34"N

Longitude: -2.1578 / 2°9'27"W

OS Eastings: 389609

OS Northings: 390315

OS Grid: SJ896903

Mapcode National: GBR FYC0.NH

Mapcode Global: WHB9W.TKPJ

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 16 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067167

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210892

Location: Stockport, SK1

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Brinnington and Central

Built-Up Area: Stockport

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Stockport St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 89 SE, SP/39 0/39



Roman Catholic church. 1861-2 by Matthew Ellison Hadfield of Sheffield, architect,
Messrs J Robinson of Hyde, Cheshire, builders. Hammer-dressed Yorkshire grit-stone,
Hollington stone dressings, slate roofs. Basilican plan: nave and clerestory, three
sided apse, aisles and south side base of tower, 2-storey sacristy. Nave and apse
under one roof pitch. Simplified High Victorian gothic, early decorated details
"of an English type" (Builder). Liturgical west front has two lancets flanking ogee
headed door under pitched gable with crockets. Two 3-light geometric tracery
windows above, cinquefoil roundel in gable. 3-light tracery clerestory and apse
windows, segmental tracery aisle liturgical east windows. INTERIOR: 5-bay nave
arcades, Derbyshire marble bases, Yorkshire stone shafts and capitals, simplified
chamfered arches. Arched braced panelled nave roof. Chancel arch reduced to
doubled arched braces with quatrefoil panelling, set on stone corbel. Exposed
raftered aisle roofs. Original built-in confessionals extended through aisle walls
under traceried windows. West gallery. High altar and chancel furniture as
memorial to 1914-1918 war dead. East window, stained, 1882. Design heavily
influenced by Hadfield's former partner George Goldie and by the mid-century re-
action against A W N Pugin's planning and liturgical principles: "arrange(d).. so
that the greatest possible space shall be given up for the use of the congregat-
ion with the facility for seeing and hearing and abundance of light": Builder,
March 30, 1862, p 216. Centenary Record, Diocese of Shrewsbury, 1851-1951, (1951,
pp 91-92.

Listing NGR: SJ8960990315

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