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Monton Unitarian Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eccles, Salford

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Latitude: 53.4929 / 53°29'34"N

Longitude: -2.3556 / 2°21'20"W

OS Eastings: 376504

OS Northings: 399638

OS Grid: SJ765996

Mapcode National: GBR CXZ1.TL

Mapcode Global: WH988.SGGL

Entry Name: Monton Unitarian Church

Listing Date: 9 July 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 211943

Location: Salford, M30

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Eccles

Built-Up Area: Eccles

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Monton St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 79 NE
(north side)
4/10 Monton
9/7/79 Unitarian Church
G.V. II*
Church. 1873-75. By Thomas Worthington. Rock-faced stone
with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Cruciform plan with
aisles, apsidal chancel and south-west tower which stands
outside the aisle. Gothic Revival. 5-bay nave and aisles
with projecting plinth, weathered buttresses, paired cusped
lancet aisle windows and two 2-light Geometrical tracery
clerestory windows in each bay. Coped parapet to aisle. 4-
light windows to transepts which have diagonal buttresses.
5-light west window above west entrance. An octagonal stair
turret at the west end of the north aisle gives access to
the organ loft. Impressive 3-stage tower with angled
buttresses, south entrance, cusped lancet windows, paired 2-
light belfry openings with transoms and a broach spire with
lucarnes which is set behind a coped parapet. The polygonal
apse has 2-light windows and weathered buttresses and has
vestrys to north and south. Interior: double-chamfered nave
arcade on circular columns. Hammer-beam roof trusses with
tie rods and curved wind-bracing. Good carved timberwork
throughout including canopied stalls, pulpit, pews, reredos,
panelling and organ loft (by Foster and Andrews of Hull,
1883). Good stained glass largely by Heaton Butler and
Bayne. Minton floor tiles. The original elaborate iron
light standards and other fittings are a particularly
noteworthy survival. Generally an imposing design which
exhibits many of the Architect's individual qualities.

Listing NGR: SJ7650499638

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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