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Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4609 / 53°27'39"N

Longitude: -2.2123 / 2°12'44"W

OS Eastings: 386002

OS Northings: 396036

OS Grid: SJ860960

Mapcode National: GBR DRQ.MC

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.Z8PN

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ6Q+93

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456039

Location: Ardwick, Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ardwick

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Victoria Park St Chrysostom

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/5/734 (South side)
Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph


Roman Catholic church. 1914-15, by Lowther and Rigby. Red
glazed brick in Flemish bond with red sandstone dressings and
slate roof. Arts and Crafts style. Five-bay nave on
north-south axis, with north porch, north-east tower, aisles,
south chancel. The gabled north entrance front has a projected
single-storey porch/narthex with a plinth and stylised
embattled parapet, cusped lancets flanking a wide splayed
entrance arch of sandstone with cyma-arched head and
hoodmould, and 2-centred inner arch containing a pair of
doorways which have shaped lintels and wooden-mullioned doors
with glazed panels and ornamental L-hinges, and above and
between these a carved plaque with lamb-and-flag emblem
flanked by batons with lettered banners; and to the right, a
canted baptistery. The gable of the nave has buttresses, a
tall segmental-pointed 3-light window with chamfered mullions,
cusped mouchette tracery and small-paned coloured leaded
glazing, and a coped gable with kneelers. To the left is a
short 5-sided stair-turret to the tower, which is tall and
square with plain diagonal full-height buttresses and a
steeply pitched pyramidal roof with swept eaves and stone
gargoyles and turrets at the corners, and has a
segmental-pointed doorway in the left side, a gable over this,
a statue in a niche, and large recessed segmental-pointed
2-light belfry louvres with weathered sills. The aisles and
nave have pilster-buttresses and 2-light mullioned windows,
those to the aisle with Art Nouveau cusping and those to the
nave very tall with tracery in the heads and small-paned
coloured glazing. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8600296036

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