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Manchester Crematorium Southern Cemetery Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorlton Park, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4309 / 53°25'51"N

Longitude: -2.266 / 2°15'57"W

OS Eastings: 382425

OS Northings: 392713

OS Grid: SJ824927

Mapcode National: GBR DXMR.6V

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.5173

Plus Code: 9C5VCPJM+9J

Entry Name: Manchester Crematorium Southern Cemetery Chapel

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387916

ID on this website: 101207836

Location: Barlow Moor, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorlton Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/8/494 (North side)
20/06/88 Manchester Crematorium Southern
Cemetery Chapel


Also known as: Old Chapel BARLOW MOOR ROAD Barlow Moor.
Crematorium chapel. 1892, by Edward Salomons and A.Steinthall.
Buff terracotta, tiled roof. Rectangular plan on
south-west/north-east axis, with entrance at south-west end
and chimney tower at north-east corner. Basilican style. Four
main bays. The gabled facade has a projecting gabled porch
which has a tall round-headed entrance arch on coupled columns
with slightly zig-zag fluting and heavily ornamented caps, a
panelled soffit and enriched extrados, a Lombard frieze to the
gable, and a square-headed inner doorway with semi-circular
tympanum; and above the porch, blind arcading with slender
columns and heavily carved caps. The sides have arcaded
cloisters (in effect, aisles turned inside out), with
round-headed arches on circular columns, the inner walls lined
with memorial plaques, and tiled roofs hipped at the south
end; and a pilastered clerestory with a Lombard frieze and 3
round-headed clerestory windows to each bay. The tall
chimney-tower is square, with pilastered corners, a short top
stage with arcaded 3-light windows, Lombard frieze to the
cornice, and steeply-pitched mansard roof with a
segmental-pedimented vent in each side. (C20 processing plant
attached at north-east corner.) Interior: walls lined with
memorial plaques; detached shafts to clerestory windows;
barrel roof.

Listing NGR: SJ8242592713

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