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

Name: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

List entry Number: 1271296

Location

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS, OXFORD 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: I

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 454843

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ8496 OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock 698-1/21/609 (East side) 18/12/63 Roman Catholic church of the Holy Name of Jesus

GV I

Roman Catholic church. 1867-71, by J.A.Hansom; completed 1928 by A.G.Scott. Coursed sandstone rubble, steeply-pitched slate roofs. C13 Gothic style. Nave with west tower, north and south aisles with side chapels, north and south transepts, polygonal apse. The west front, formed by a rectangular 2-bay tower of 2 high stages with added 3rd stage (1928), and differing side-pieces to left and right, has angle buttresses, full-width steps up to a shallow gabled porch with deeply-moulded 2-centred arched west doorway containing 2 doors, pinnacled side buttresses and a multifoil in the gable; a pilaster to the 2nd stage flanked by pairs of tall 2-centred arched 2-light wndows; blind-arcaded parapet, and large octagonal top stage with pinnacles, corner buttresses, a large 2-light window with a wheel in the head, and a blind-arcaded parapet. Various niches and blind-arcading; octagonal 2-stage turret attached at right-hand corner, with moulded lancets at ground floor and spherical-trangles to the top. The 4-bay nave and aisles have flying buttresses, various gabled projections, and 2 traceried 2-light windows to each bay. Two-bay transepts in similar style; pinnacled turrets at the junction with the apse. Polygonal apse with ambulatory and flying buttresses, tall traceried 2-light windows with gablets in the parapet. Interior: spacious and airy; very tall aisle arcades on quatrefoil piers; rib-vaulted roofs with banded cells of polygonal terracotta blocks; aisles lined with differing arcades of large traceried arches to side-chapels and confessionals, with arched doorways at the lower levels and elaborately-traceried glazed windows above (geometrical on the north side, Early English on the south), carved Stations of the Cross (etc); ambulatory to apse; elaborate pinnacled reredos. Generally regarded as the finest of this architect's churches.

Listing NGR: SJ8475896435

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National Grid Reference: SJ 84757 96438

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