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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212760
OS Grid Reference: SJ7601787852
OS Grid Coordinates: 376017, 387852
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3870, -2.3620
SJ 78 NE ALTRINCHAM DUNHAM ROAD
7/8 Church of Saint
Church. 1853-5. W. Hayley. Extended westward 1923-5 by W.
Tapper. Rock faced stone and ashlar with slate roof. Nave,
aisles, south porch, transepts, crossing tower, sanctuary
with vestry and side chapel. The nave extends 2 bays
further west than the aisles as part of an incomplete scheme
of 1923. The 4-bay aisles have projecting plinth, weathered
buttresses, sill band, eaves parapet and 3-light C14 style
windows. The porch is in bay 2 and has diagonal butresses.
Clerestory has 2-light windows. Transepts have angled
buttresss with gablets and crocketed pinnacles (missing on
south side) and 3-light 2-tier windows. 3-bay chancel has
2-light clerestory windows, angle buttresses with crocketed
pinnacles and a 7-light 2-tier rectilinear window. The 2-
stage central tower, which had a steeple untill 1927, has
angle buttresses with offsets and gablets, a clock face, 2-
light belfry openings in each face with arched ogee
dripmoulds, and castellations. Interior: free Perpendicular
nave arcade with ornate angelic hammerbeam roof and carved
musicians at the springing of the arches. Chancel has
sedilia piscina, massive free-standing late C19 alabaster
reredos (behind which an earlier reredos survives) and Very
elaborate canted Gothic panelled ceiling. Tall crossing
arches. Fittings included carved screens, organ chamber,
pulpit and various stained glass. An exceptionally imposing
example of that phase of the Gothic Revival which just
preceded High Victorian Gothic.
Listing NGR: SJ7601787852
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Source: English Heritage
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