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Description: Parish Church of St Thomas
Date Listed: 14 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 210875
OS Grid Reference: SJ8979089648
OS Grid Coordinates: 389790, 389648
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4036, -2.1550
701/6/16 ST THOMAS'S PLACE
14-MAY-52 (Centre of)
PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS
1822-5, by George Basevi (his only surviving Commissioners church). The grandest classical church in the Manchester region and the only Commissioners church of the 1st grant in Cheshire. Built under the Million pound act of 1818 at a cost of £15,000. Design has affinities with Hawksmoor's St Alphage, Greenwich. Ashlar. Nave of 4 bays, aisles, north and south porches, lofty west tower rising to clock stage and cupola. The east end, formerly the main entrance front, has a giant hexastyle Ionic portico, with pediment. Notable interior with Corinthian colonnade over the galleries. Ionic altar-piece. The chancel was remodelled in l890 by Medland Taylor and the original seating has been replaced.
Listing NGR: SJ8979289647
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Source: English Heritage
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