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Former Chapel at Hopwood Hall College

A Grade II Listed Building in Hopwood Hall, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5702 / 53°34'12"N

Longitude: -2.1901 / 2°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 387509

OS Northings: 408191

OS Grid: SD875081

Mapcode National: GBR FW44.NX

Mapcode Global: WHB93.BJBD

Plus Code: 9C5VHRC5+3X

Entry Name: Former Chapel at Hopwood Hall College

Listing Date: 22 January 1996

Last Amended: 16 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456600

Location: Hopwood Hall, Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Hopwood Hall

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Middleton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

(north-west side)
Former chapel at
22/01/1996 Hopwood Hall College


Chapel (now deconsecrated). 1964-65. Designed by Frederick Gibberd in association with Reynolds and Scott. Reinforced concrete frame with mauve-coloured concrete block infill. Ring beam exposed at eaves has counterweights for the roof at the corners and is of board-marked, unpainted reinforced concrete; lantern ribs are of exposed, unpainted precast concrete. Copper low-pitched roof; coloured glass to lantern. Narrow, horizontal band of glazing separates the wall from the ring beam above on each side, except the entrance side and the facet opposite. Octagonal plan with low, projecting lean-to entrance to one angle, reached by a pair of flying staircases. Central altar, raised on several steps. Projecting organ gallery with organ facing the entrance (and containing former sacristy behind). Polygonal side chapel with metal railings to right of this. Ceiling has double 'Y' shaped expressed framing, with white triangular infill panels between. Original benches have been removed. Coloured glass in lantern comprises simple rectangles of red, yellow and green and was designed by D Atkins. This centralised chapel reflects the influence of the Liturgical Movement and is related to Gibberd's Liverpool Cathedral in its design.
This building was formerly included in 12th Rochdale list. -

Listing NGR: SD8750808194

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

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