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Brookfield Unitarian Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gorton North, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4599 / 53°27'35"N

Longitude: -2.1684 / 2°10'6"W

OS Eastings: 388917

OS Northings: 395918

OS Grid: SJ889959

Mapcode National: GBR FX9F.BF

Mapcode Global: WHB9P.N9ND

Entry Name: Brookfield Unitarian Church

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388206

Location: Manchester, M18

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Gorton North

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Gorton St Philip

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89NE HYDE ROAD, Gorton South
698-1/5/701 (South side)
03/10/74 Brookfield Unitarian Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Brookfield Unitarian Church)


Unitarian church. 1869-71, by Thomas Worthington. Coursed
sandstone rubble, slate roof. Early English style. Nave, north
and south aisles, free-standing steeple attached to north
aisle close to west end, chancel with transepts. The 4-stage
tower with angle-buttresses, string-courses, embattled parapet
with corner gargoyles and tall slender broach spire, has a
2-centred arched north doorway, one and 2 lancets to the next
2 stages, paired 2-light belfry windows with cusped lights,
and lucarnes to the base of the spire. The 6-bay nave has
3-light clerestory windows, and the buttressed aisles
2-centred arched 2-light windows. Transepts of chancel have
similar windows. Large east and west windows. Gable copings
with kneelers and apex crosses. Interior (Pevsner): aisle
arcades of sandstone on columns of pink polished granite;
plastered walls. History: commissioned and endowed by Richard
Peacock, engineer and partner in locomotive-building firm of
Beyer and Peacock; cost ยป12,000; demonstrates ecumenical
nature of later C19 Unitarianism.

Listing NGR: SJ8891595914

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

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