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Church of St Augustine, Pendlebury

Description: Church of St Augustine

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 211956

OS Grid Reference: SD7871901606
OS Grid Coordinates: 378719, 401606
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5107, -2.3224

Location: 16 Church Street, Salford M27 4DW

Locality: Pendlebury
County: Salford
Country: England
Postcode: M27 4DW

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
SD 70 SE
(south-west side)
30/3/66 Church of St Augustine
G. V. II*

the grade shall be amended to read grade I.


SD 70 SE
(south-west side)
2/2 Church of
30/3/66 St. Augustine
G.V. II*

Church. 1871-4. By G. F. Bodley for Edward Stanley Heywood,a
Manchester banker. Brick with clay tile roof and stone
dressings. Nave and chancel all under continuous roof with
west door, south porch and north vestry. Passage-aisles
pierce the internal buttresses. Free Gothic style. Total of
10 bays which have a projecting plinth and shallow weathered
buttresses which rise above the coped parapet to be
terminated in gablets. The nave and chancel are treated
similarly except that 3-light windows below blank arches
(apparently inspired by Toulouse and Albi) in the nave are
replaced by 4-light windows with reticulated tracery in the
chancel. The chancel has pierced quatrefoils in the parapet
and the eastern bay is canted to take up the depth of the
passage-aisles and add to the internal perspective. A blind
bay, or on the south a projecting staircase to the Rood also
separates nave from chancel. The 7-light east window has
flowing reticulated tracery and is surrounded by cusped
panelling at high level. Angled buttresses to either side
have statue niches towards the top and are finished by
elaborate crocketed pinnacles. 5-light west window.
Interior: magnificent proportions with the internal
buttresses supporting arches at high level and short
transverse vaults across the passage-aisles. Barrel roof
which is richly painted above chancel. Sanctuary is raised
by several steps. Reredos has tiers of painted figures.
Organ case, elaborately carved Rood screen and sedilia all
by Bodley. Stained glass and pews. Stone font. The church
shows remarkable quality of design from the imposing
simplicity of its massing to the smallest detail of internal
fittings. Probably Bodley's most radical church. An equally
impressive tower was designed but never built. N. Pevsner,

Listing NGR: SD7872401610

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Source: English Heritage

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