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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fallowfield, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4501 / 53°27'0"N

Longitude: -2.2254 / 2°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 385124

OS Northings: 394842

OS Grid: SJ851948

Mapcode National: GBR DNV.S6

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.SJGX

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ2F+3R

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246948

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456035

Location: Fallowfield, Manchester, M14

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Fallowfield

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rusholme Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89SE PLATT LANE, Fallowfield
698-1/9/688 (South side)
18/12/63 Church of Holy Trinity


Church. 1845-6, by Edmund Sharpe. Yellow, buff and brown
terracotta in imitation of stone (including mason's tooling
marks); slate roof. Decorated style. Nave with south-west
steeple, north and south aisles, chancel. The 3-stage tower
has angle buttresses, a cusped south doorway in a 2-centred
arched surround with 2 orders of moulding including set-in
shafts with foliated caps, and a hoodmould with figured stops,
3-light windows to the 2nd stage with crocketed gablets,
paired belfry windows with transoms and diamond-pattern
terracotta grills, an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles
and slender S-shaped flying buttresses to an octagonal drum at
the base of the tall octagonal spire. The 5-bay nave has a
west doorway like that to the tower, a tall traceried 4-light
west window, and pairs of clerestory windows with terracota
tracery and parapets faced with 4-petal tiles; the aisles have
buttresses, 2-light windows with terracotta tracery and
hoodmoulds, and similar tiled parapets; the lower 2-bay
chancel has a parapet with mouchette openwork, and a 5-light
east window with very elaborate mouchette tracery, and is now
surrounded by a C20 flat-roofed addition. Interior: 5-bay
arcades of 2-centred arches on quatrefoil piers of terracotta
with heavily-foliated capitals; scissor-braced roofs to nave
and chancel, with wall-posts rising from foliated corbels.
History: the very unusual terracotta construction was
suggested to Edmund Sharpe by colliery owner John Fletcher
(who used colliery clay to make fire-bricks), for the church
of St Stephen, Lever Bridge, Bolton, built 1842-5.

Listing NGR: SJ8512494842

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

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