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Independent Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Irwell Riverside, Salford

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Latitude: 53.4836 / 53°29'0"N

Longitude: -2.2577 / 2°15'27"W

OS Eastings: 382996

OS Northings: 398567

OS Grid: SJ829985

Mapcode National: GBR DFG.V7

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.9P4T

Plus Code: 9C5VFPMR+CW

Entry Name: Independent Chapel

Listing Date: 18 January 1980

Last Amended: 20 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471542

Location: Irwell Riverside, Salford, M3

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Irwell Riverside

Built-Up Area: Salford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Salford St Philip with St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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949-1/19/44 (North side)
18/01/80 Independent Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Rex Bingo (Former Salford Cinema))


Cinema, now Independent chapel. Dated 1915. Faience and
roughcast render with late C20 brick wall to right-hand side.
Half-hipped roof in Welsh slate. Plan comprises a rectangular
auditorium behind a recessed entrance and lobby on left-hand
corner. Externally in a Baroque style.
The front elevation is expressed as 2 storeys. Central bay has
broad rusticated pilasters at either side of 2 elaborately
moulded circular windows, and flanked by a similar type of
oval window in either side, all set in panels of roughcast.
Above the central bay a segmental-arched pediment containing
the moulded words 'Salford Cinema AD 1915' over a moulded
segmental panel. Ground floor has doorways to centre and
right-hand side with paired rectangular windows between, and
main entrance set in the radiused left-hand corner behind a
porch with 4 Ionic columns beneath a curved cornice on
consoles. Above this a swagged frieze, elaborate balustrade
and open cupola on 6 columns with decorated capitals.
INTERIOR: much altered. The building is a significant example
of early cinema architecture.

Listing NGR: SJ8299698567

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