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Church of the Holy Innocents and St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Manchester, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.443 / 53°26'34"N

Longitude: -2.2196 / 2°13'10"W

OS Eastings: 385509

OS Northings: 394043

OS Grid: SJ855940

Mapcode National: GBR DQX.1S

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.WQ6F

Plus Code: 9C5VCQVJ+55

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Innocents and St James

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458252

Location: 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: Birch with Fallowfield

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/9/689 (North side)
03/10/74 Church of the Holy Innocents and St
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Church of Holy Innocents)


Church. 1870-2, by Price and Linklater. Coursed yellow
sandstone rubble with red sandstone dressings, steeply-pitched
slate roof with diaper pattern of green slates. Gothic style
of c.1200, all openings 2-centred arched with cusped heads.
Nave with north and south aisles, south-west porch, south-east
steeple, apsidal-ended chancel with south chapel and north
vestry. The free-standing square 4-stage tower, with angle
buttresses, corner pinnacles and octagonal spire with
lucarnes, has a south doorway with set-in shafts and moulded
head with ball-flower ornament, a 2-light window to the 2nd
stage, circular clockfaces to the 3rd stage, and coupled
2-light belfry windows and corbel-tables to the top stage. The
5-bay aisles have buttresses and 2-light windows with
quatrefoils in the heads, and the gabled porch to the south
aisle has a doorway with double-chamfered surround and set-in
shafts; the nave has a clerestory of 2 single-light windows to
each bay, and a tripartite west window set in a blank arch,
with a transomed 3-stage 2-light centre and 2-stage side
lights. The 3-bay chancel with buttressed apse has 2-light
windows with multifoils in the heads, under linked crocketed
gablets. Parallel 2-bay south chapel in similar style.
Interior not inspected.
Forms group with former school to east (now the Queen of
Hearts Public House, q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8550994043

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

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