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Church of English Martyrs

A Grade II Listed Building in Whalley Range, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4469 / 53°26'48"N

Longitude: -2.2514 / 2°15'4"W

OS Eastings: 383402

OS Northings: 394484

OS Grid: SJ834944

Mapcode National: GBR DHW.6D

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.DM5F

Plus Code: 9C5VCPWX+PF

Entry Name: Church of English Martyrs

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387875

Location: Whalley Range, Manchester, M16

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Whalley Range

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

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698-1/8/824 (East side)
Church of English Martyrs


Roman Catholic church. 1895-6, by F.H.Oldham. Coursed
sandstone rubble with some ashlar, slate roof. Early English
style. Nave with north-west tower, north and south aisles
(short confessional wing attached to north aisle), chancel
with transeptal side chapels. The gabled 3-bay west facade has
buttresses flanking a 2-centred arched doorway with a gable
surmounted by a statue in a niche, blank arches in the outer
bays containing coupled lancets, and above the doorway a giant
blank arch containing a wheel window. The tower, to the left,
has upper stages of ashlar, with clasping pilasters, tall
coupled lancets with shafts and louvres, a corbel-table with
corner gargoyles, weathered coping with corner pinnacles, and
an unusual broach spire interrupted at mid height by an
arcaded stage which has stout colonnettes, trefoil arches and
crocketed gablets. The nave and aisles have lancet windows,
those to the nave with trefoil tracery. Interior: 5-bay aisle
arcades of stout cylindrical piers with moulded octagonal caps
and double-chamfered arches; arch-braced collar truss roof.

Listing NGR: SJ8340294484

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