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Church of St Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4834 / 53°29'0"N

Longitude: -2.182 / 2°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 388016

OS Northings: 398539

OS Grid: SJ880985

Mapcode National: GBR DZG.58

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.GP5W

Plus Code: 9C5VFRM9+95

Entry Name: Church of St Cross

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387907

Location: Clayton and Openshaw, Manchester, M11

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Clayton St Cross with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89NE ASHTON NEW ROAD, Beswick And Clayton
698-1/5/525 (North side)
18/12/63 Church of St Cross
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Cross)


Church. 1863-66, by William Butterfield. Red brick with
multiple bands of sandstone and blue brick, much blue brick
diapering, and sandstone dressings; steeply-pitched slate
roofs. Gothic "Middle Pointed" style. Tall 7-bay nave with low
north and south aisles, west narthex, south west tower with
south porch, full-height 2-bay chancel with low transepts. The
tower is narrow and tall, with slender angle buttresses and a
steep pyramidal roof of banded slate, and has a gabled south
porch with 2-centred arched doorway, very narrow lancets to
the next 2 stages, and triple-lancet louvred belfry windows.
The nave has a lean-to 3-bay narthex at the west end, with a
cusped doorway flanked by square-headed windows, and above
this three 2-light west windows with quatrefoils in the heads
and a simple plate-traceried rose window above; and tall
2-light clerestory windows. The chancel has 2 pairs of similar
clerestory windows, and a 5-light east window set very high.
The aisles have 2-centred arched 2-light windows alternately
paired and single; and the transepts have twin gables and 2
windows like those of the aisles. Interior: 5-bay aisle
arcades with quatrefoil piers, 2-centred double-chamfered
arches and diapered spandrels; banded aisles and clerestory,
diapered west end; arch-braced roof trusses; high chancel
arch; geometrical-pattern painted panelling to chancel with
carved stiff-leaf frieze, and above this trefoil-headed blank
arcading with polished shafts.

Listing NGR: SJ8801698539

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

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