Description: Flowery Field Church (Free Christian)
Date Listed: 6 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212486
OS Grid Reference: SJ9451095506
OS Grid Coordinates: 394510, 395506
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4563, -2.0841
HYDE NEWTON STREET
SJ 99 NW
3/30 Flowery Field United
Formerly listed as
Flowery Field Church
Church. 1878. Thomas Worthington. Snecked stone with slate roof. Wide nave with west gallery, galleried transepts, north-west tower and polygonal chancel. 3-bay nave, each bay having a projecting plinth, weathered buttress, continuous sill band and 3-light flat-headed mullion and transom window with arched lights and hoodmould. Coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. The 3-stage tower has angled buttresses, a corner stair turret, 2-light windows to west and to transepts with Perpendicular tracery. Conically-roofed stair towers flank the transepts.
Interior: triple chancel arch the piers having attached columns. Cambered tie-beam roof trusses with enriched braces and arcading and a panelled timber ceiling. Other timberwork includes organ, galleries, pulpit, screens and
pews. Stained glass.
Built by local mill owner Thomas Ashton for use by his employees for worship
regardless of creed. The tower carries the inscription: "To the Worship of God
by a Congregation bound by no Creeds or Confessions of Faith, who under the
guidance of Ministers equally free to follow Truth, humbly strive to love God
and to serve their Fellowmen. This Church is dedicated by Thomas Ashton of Hyde
and Elizabeth, his wife. A.D. MDCCCLXXVIII. "
Listing NGR: SJ9451095506
Source: English Heritage
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