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Roman Catholic Church of St Willibrords

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4857 / 53°29'8"N

Longitude: -2.1772 / 2°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 388338

OS Northings: 398785

OS Grid: SJ883987

Mapcode National: GBR FX74.F6

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.JNG5

Plus Code: 9C5VFRPF+74

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Willibrords

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454819

Location: Clayton and Openshaw, Manchester, M11

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Clayton St Cross with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ89NE NORTH ROAD, Beswick And Clayton
698-1/5/534 (North side)
Roman Catholic church of St


Roman Catholic church. 1937-38, by Reynolds and Scott. Buff
brick (roof not visible). Modernist Byzantine style. Nave with
low central tower, west narthex with south porch, tall north
and south aisles, north chapels and vetry, chancel and apse.
Very high nave with pilastered parapet stepped up in the
centre to meet chamfered corners of low tower which has 3
small round-headed lancets at parapet level and a band of
small rectangular windows below the cornice (alternately
blind); tall south aisle in the form of 3 gabled transeptal
bays with narrow links (the gables false), a square-headed
doorway to the centre bay with stone surround flanked by small
square-headed lancets, 3 similar lancets in each of the outer
bays, and above these openings in each bay a tall round-headed
lancet in a round-headed blank arch. Tall gabled porch to left
with doorway like that in centre but including a statue in a
niche, and an oculus above. Tall narthex with similar west
doorway, and west window above like those of the aisle. North
aisle similar to south aisle but with low chapels attached to
centre and west bays. Interior: 3 sail-domes with transverse
arches on wall-piers pierced for aisle passages and by
semi-circular arches at the tops; north aisle chapels formed
of 3 low semi-circular arches diminishing in succession;
apsidal sanctuary with mosaic arcading ceiling depicting the
Holy Spirit as dove, side chapels and altars also with
mosaics. Similar to Church of St Dunstan, Moston Lane,
Lightbowne (q.v.), also by Reynolds.

Listing NGR: SJ8833898785

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