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Church of Saint Aidan

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.6012 / 53°36'4"N

Longitude: -2.1779 / 2°10'40"W

OS Eastings: 388325

OS Northings: 411642

OS Grid: SD883116

Mapcode National: GBR FV7S.9S

Mapcode Global: WHB8X.JR43

Plus Code: 9C5VJR2C+FR

Entry Name: Church of Saint Aidan

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358904

ID on this website: 101084241

Location: St Aidan's Parish Church, Marland, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Castleton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Sudden St Aidan and All Souls Heywood

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Church. 1913-5. By Temple Moore. Random rubble with clay tile and slate roofs. Nave and north aisle under one roof; south aisle roofed separatedly with a double pitch; central west tower, higher chancel with chapels to north and south with clerestory and triforium.
South elevation: 4-bay aisle has rough quoins, coped eaves parapet, continuous sill moulding and alternating 1 and 2-light lancet window openings. Lean-to porch to west with pointed arch. The 2-bay chapel which is otherwise continuous is separated by a projecting square castellated stair turret with external semi-octagonal stone pulpit on heavy bracket, and small stair lights. Priests door to chapel. The tower has a stair turret in the form of a heavy buttress, a west doorway with three lancet openings above, 2-light openings with plate tracery and hoodmoulds to the bell stage and bold castellations. The north aisle roof sweeps down to meet C20 school buildings; the chancel clerestory has paired lancets; the east window has 3 lancets under a semi-circular hoodmould which continues over 2 small side lancets; the gable is flanked by heavy weathered buttresses.
INTERIOR: unmoulded nave arches are supported on heavy square piers those which carry the tower being massive. The chancel triforium has pointed arches to the north and round arches to the south. East window and reredos both designed by Temple Moore. This is a significant architectural creation by one of the leading architects of the period.
Brandwood GK, Temple Moore, 1997, pp.103-4.

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