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Former First Church of Christ, Scientist

A Grade I Listed Building in Longsight, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4579 / 53°27'28"N

Longitude: -2.2164 / 2°12'58"W

OS Eastings: 385729

OS Northings: 395703

OS Grid: SJ857957

Mapcode National: GBR DQR.RF

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.XBRY

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ5M+5C

Entry Name: Former First Church of Christ, Scientist

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388057

ID on this website: 101197770

Location: Longsight, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Longsight

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Victoria Park St Chrysostom

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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DAISY BANK ROAD, (South side)
Former First Church of Christ, Scientist

(Formerly listed as The Edgar Wood Centre, previously listed as: DAISY BANK ROAD (South side) Rusholme, First Church of Christ Scientist)


Christian Science church, now offices.1903, by Edgar Wood.

Red brick with some render, steeply-pitched tiled roof to the main range (wings re-roofed with slate). Y-shaped plan formed by very tall narrow main range set back and at right-angles to the street, with low splayed wings projected to the front, and a cylindrical turret clasped in the angle between the gable of the main range and the right wing. Unusual Expressionist style with Art Nouveau detailing. The gable of the main range is mostly rendered, and has a wide semicircular-headed doorway with splayed sandstone sides and multiply-stepped brick head, above this a cruciform window feature with arched centre light and two-light arms all in a stone surround, and a plain stone pilaster breaking through the apex. The turret on the right, rising to eaves level, has a window of two small rectangular lights at ground floor and an interrupted band of 1, 2, 2, and 2 similar lights under the eaves of a conical roof. To the rear of this rises a tall rectangular chimney. The right-hand side wall of this range (not visible from the front) has low buttresses, two small four-light windows in the wall and six tall gabled dormers in the roof; and attached to the further end an unusual porch or porte cochere with a segmental-headed arch.

The projected wings differ: that to the left has a gabled porch to the right, a tall canted window breaking through the eaves left of centre with transomed lights and a high parapet rising to the centre, low three-light windows under the eaves either side of this bay, and a curved gable wall with a long diagonal corner buttress, a parapet and a square chimney in the centre; that to the right has five buttressed bays with a door in the first, simplified Diocletian windows under the eaves of the other bays, a corner buttress like that of the other wing, and a gable wall with diagonal chimney flues flanked by Diocletian windows. Attached to the west corner of this gable is a screen with a round-headed entrance archway under a stone panel lettered "FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST" (this entrance leading a drive to the porch attached to the west side of the main range).

Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8572595713

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