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Church of St Mary, Denton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212699

OS Grid Reference: SJ9333293544
OS Grid Coordinates: 393332, 393544
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4386, -2.1018

Location: 264 Haughton Green Road, Denton M34 7PD

Locality: Denton
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: M34 7PD

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Listing Text

SJ 99 SW

7/46 Church of
St. Mary


Church. 1874-6. J. M. and H. Taylor. Timber-framed (inspired
by St. Lawrence, Denton) with brick tower and slate roof.
Nave and chancel with south aisle and north tower with
baptistry at base. 3 bay nave with brick plinth, timber
buttresses and 2 or 4-light mullioned windows with ogee
heads and hoodmoulds. Overhanging eaves and 3 gabled dormer
windows on roof. The gabled porch adjoins the octagonal
tower which has cusped lancets at the lower level, a
terracotta band, and a romantic conical roof with gablets on
4 of the 8 sides. Aisle has 3 gables with 5-light windows
(as above). 5-light transomed east and west windows. Chancel
is treated with decorative timberwork, pargetting and
enriched bargeboards to gables. Timber buttresses with
finials are set diagonally. Interior: diagonally braced tie-
beam roof trusses with scissor-braces supported on the south
by enriched aisle posts. Pargetting to chancel and above
baptistry. Alabaster bowl font on multiple colonnettes.
Timber fittings include pierced screens and pulpit. Panelled
reredos. Stained glass. The church has many of the qualities
of charm and craftsmanship for which Taylor was renowned.

Listing NGR: SJ9333293544

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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