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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpurhey, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.5115 / 53°30'41"N

Longitude: -2.2136 / 2°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 385930

OS Northings: 401672

OS Grid: SD859016

Mapcode National: GBR DR4.B6

Mapcode Global: WHB98.ZZ2V

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388021

Location: Manchester, M9

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Harpurhey

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Harpurhey Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

698-1/3/705 (South side)

20/06/88 Christ Church


Church. 1838-41, by Edward Welch. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Seven-bay nave embracing west steeple, north and south porches, small polygonal apsidal chancel. Early English style. Squat 2-stage tower with broad pilaster buttresses, a tall 2-centred arched west doorway with deep chamfered surround, hoodmould, and Gothick panelled door; coupled lancets to the 2nd stage; and an unusual spire which incorporates a tall belfry stage with concave buttresses finished as pinnacles clasping steep gablets which have stepped triple-lancet louvres with clock faces above them. Flanking the tower are low shouldered doorways with studded and strap-hinged doors, and tall stepped triple-lancet windows. The nave has buttresses, parapet, corner pinnacles, a large stepped triple-lancet window in each bay, and gabled porches to the 6th bay (added vestry on east side of south porch). Polygonal apse with buttresses and tall 3-light windows. All windows have hoodmoulds with figured stops, and most retain original latticed glazing. Interior: not inspected, but reported to
have galleries on 3 sides and open roof with heavy trusses (Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SD8593001672

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

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