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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in North Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5477 / 53°32'51"N

Longitude: -2.1906 / 2°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 387467

OS Northings: 405689

OS Grid: SD874056

Mapcode National: GBR FW4D.JZ

Mapcode Global: WHB99.B333

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 19 September 1969

Last Amended: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213467

Location: Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: North Middleton

Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Tonge-cum-Alkrington St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 80 NE
(east side)
Church of St Michael
(formerly listed as
St Michael's and All
Angels, Tonge)
- II
Church. 1902 with side chapel added in 1926 and tower in
1930. By Austin and Paley. Snecked stone with clay tile
roof. Nave with clerestory and aisles, chancel flanked by
side chapel, vestry and organ chamber; virtually free
standing tower to west of north aisle. Gothic Revival in a
Perpendicular style. 4-bay nave and aisle with weathered
buttresses. 2, 3 and 4-light flat-headed aisle windows and
3-light round-arched clerestory windows with Perpendicular
tracery. Coped gables with kneelers and cross finials.
Transversely roofed organ chamber and vestry, both gabled.
5-light west and east windows the former above a canted
baptistry. The 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, an
octagonal corner stair turret, bands separating each stage,
a door below chequer-patterned stonework, a 4-light window,
clock-faces on the third stage, 3-light belfry openings and
a castellated parapet above a blind mouchette frieze.
Interior: rock-faced stone. Double-chamfered arches on
octagonal nave arcade columns. Tie-beam and collar roof
trusses. Carved stone and timber fittings. Stained glass.
The church stands on an elevated site.

Listing NGR: SD8746705689

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

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