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Church of the Ascension

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton, Salford

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Latitude: 53.4947 / 53°29'41"N

Longitude: -2.2629 / 2°15'46"W

OS Eastings: 382657

OS Northings: 399812

OS Grid: SJ826998

Mapcode National: GBR DDB.Q7

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.6FP6

Plus Code: 9C5VFPVP+VV

Entry Name: Church of the Ascension

Listing Date: 20 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471546

Location: Broughton, Salford, M7

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Broughton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Salford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Lower Broughton The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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949-1/4/47 (North side)
Church of the Ascension


Anglican church. c1870. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Nave with
2 aisles, chancel with transeptual chapels and apsidal E end,
slightly higher than the nave. Early English style, with
robust, muscular detail.
EXTERIOR: western narthex with arched doorways each side, and
stepped arcading in high tumbled brick coping echoing the line
of its lean-to roof. W door in gabled porch projecting from
narthex, with lancets each side. Blind arcading corbelled out
above, and massive rose window with simplified tracery and
bands of decorative brickwork enriching the apex of the gable.
Lean-to aisles divided into 4 bays by buttresses, with
alternately triple lancets and paired plate traceried windows
over. Plate tracery with minimally expressed hoodmould in
western walls. Blocked window in lean-to porch to SE. Low
clerestory over divided by pilasters, each bay containing a
range of 5 squat lancet windows. Apsidal end of chancel
articulated with buttresses which carry squat shafts with
enriched stone capitals between paired windows, also divided
by shafts. Tiled sill-band with texts. Ornate moulded brick
eaves cornice, scalloped bands in slate roof with cross
finial. Transepts have single and paired windows with lunette
in E walls with terracotta dressings. Paired lancets each side
of S wall, stone rose window with simplified tracery in gable
apex and decorative brick banding and corbelling.
INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8265799812

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