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Roman Catholic Church of St Dunstan

A Grade II Listed Building in Moston, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.5144 / 53°30'51"N

Longitude: -2.1957 / 2°11'44"W

OS Eastings: 387118

OS Northings: 401983

OS Grid: SD871019

Mapcode National: GBR DW3.66

Mapcode Global: WHB99.7XNP

Plus Code: 9C5VGR73+PP

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Dunstan

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388336

Location: Moston, Manchester, M40

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Moston

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Lightbowne St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD80SE MOSTON LANE, Lightbowne
698-1/3/729 (North side)
Roman Catholic Church of St Dunstan


Roman Catholic church. 1937, by E.B.Norris and F.M.Reynolds.
Brown brick in Flemish bond, with red brick dressings and
tiled roofs. Romanesque style. Nave on north-south axis with
low flat-roofed aisles, south-east tower and south-west
transept balancing this, short east and west transepts to low
octagonal crossing tower, apsidal sanctuary flanked by
side-chapels. The high gabled south front, with two pale bands
at a low level, has a segmental-headed doorway in the centre
with stone surround and hoodmould with keystone, flanked by
two low round-headed windows each side. The inner pair of
these are set in pilasters rising to flank a tall round-headed
blank arch which has red brick infill (gauged in the head)
containing a carved stone plaque depicting St Dunstan with
various emblems, and above this a tall round-headed lancet
with stone surround, and a keystone serving as the pedestal to
a niche with a statue. The square tower to the right has a
segmental-headed doorway in the right-hand side (like that at
the front), pairs of very small loop-lights on 5 levels, then
small coupled round-headed belfry windows with unusual
corbelled and canted balconies beneath, an unusual band of
pairs of loop-lights (in place of a Lombard frieze), and a
pyramidal roof. The pilastered 3-bay nave and the transepts
have round-headed lancets with stepped red brick surrounds;
and the crossing tower has an oculus in each cardinal face.
Interior: 3-bay aisle arcades with low plain semi-circular
arches; tall round-headed plain arches to the crossing;
sanctuary with barrel-vaulted ceiling and apse with mosaic
arcading and ceiling depicting the Holy Spirit as dove.
Similar to Church of St Willibrord, North Road, Clayton
(q.v.), also by Reynolds.

Listing NGR: SD8711801983

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