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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST ALBAN

List entry Number: 1270604

Location

CHURCH OF ST ALBAN, WATERLOO ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
ManchesterMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458148

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History

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Details

MANCHESTER

SD80SW WATERLOO ROAD, Cheetham 698-1/2/579 (West side) 03/10/74 Church of St Alban

II

Church. 1857-64, by J.S.Crowther; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble, slate roofs. C13 Gothic style. Nave with north and south aisles and north and south porches, south-east tower, full-height polygonal apsidal chancel, north chapel. The 4-bay nave has 2-centred arched 3-light clerestory windows with set-in shafts and cusped intersecting tracery, and a very large 5-light west window with shafts and geometrical tracery; the aisles have buttresses, 3-light windows with Decorated tracery and hoodmoulds with block stops, parapets with prominent gargoyles. Each aisle has a prominent gabled porch with steeply-pitched roof carried down to low eaves, angle-buttresses, and a moulded arched doorway with clustered shafts; the south porch has wrought-iron gates, a scissor-braced roof and an inner doorway with set-in shafts, hoodmould with figured stops, and double doors with very elaborate wrought-iron strap hinges, but the north porch has been blocked. The 3-stage tower, with angle buttresses and 3-sided south-east stair-turret, and parapet with corner pinnacles, has (inter alia) a double-chamfered 2-light belfry window on the south side only, the former east and west windows blocked. Later flat-roofed brick addition attached to ground-floor level of tower. The 2-bay chancel has buttresses and large 3-light windows with geometrical tracery; the parallel 2-bay chapel has a north-west turret, 2-light windows in the side and a 3-light east window. Interior: lofty and impressive, with double-chamfered aisle arcades on cylindrical columns with foliated caps, very tall chancel arch with clustered shafts, arch-braced roofs, blank-arcading below the chancel windows.

Listing NGR: SD8367000269

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National Grid Reference: SD 83670 00269

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