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Cathedral Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4852 / 53°29'6"N

Longitude: -2.2444 / 2°14'39"W

OS Eastings: 383881

OS Northings: 398750

OS Grid: SJ838987

Mapcode National: GBR DJF.QM

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.HNGJ

Plus Code: 9C5VFQP4+37

Entry Name: Cathedral Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 25 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388130

Also known as: Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George

ID on this website: 101218041

Location: The Cathedral Church of St Mary St George and St Denys, City Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Anglican or episcopal cathedral Gothic architecture

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698-1/26/136 (South side)
25/01/52 Cathedral Church of St Mary


Collegiate parish church, cathedral since 1847. Mostly
c.1422-1520, perhaps incorporating some earlier fabric;
altered, restored or rebuilt 1814-15, 1862-8 by J.P.Holden,
1885-6 by J.S.Crowther and 1898 by Basil Champneys; annexes
added 1903 by Champneys and 1934 by Sir Percy Worthington;
bomb damaged 1940 and subsequently restored and rebuilt by Sir
Hubert Worthington. Sandstone. Perpendicular style. West tower
rebuilt 1867 with west porch of 1898 and choir rooms, 6-bay
nave with north and south aisles with north and south
chantries, north porch rebuilt 1891 and south porch of 1891,
6-bay choir with north and south aisles with chapels, C15
south Chapter House, and east Lady Chapel, destroyed 1940 and
rebuilt; south annexes. In 2nd World War Manchester was, after
Coventry, the most damaged English Cathedral but the interior
retains amongst other fittings excellent choir stalls of
c.1505-10 with misericords. There are also the probably early
C16 pulpitum restored and with cornice of 1872, the parclose
screens altered C18 and the screens of the choir chantries.
Fine nave and restored choir roofs. In the Lady Chapel a
restored C15 screen, and in the Derby Chapel a fragmentary
early C16 brass to Bishop Stanley and the C18 font. There are
also the Saxon angel stone, a brass in the choir to its
builder John Huntingdon, and the statues of Humphrey Chetham
by William Theed, 1853, and Thomas Fleming by Baily, 1851. In
the west porch a statue of Queen Victoria sculpted and
presented by her daughter Princess Louise, and over the
entrance to the south annexe a carving of 1933 by Eric Gill.
(Buildings of England: N Pevsner: South Lancashire: PP273-9;
Pitkin Guides: H Hodkin: Manchester Cathedral).

Listing NGR: SJ8388498746

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