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Christ Church, Timperley

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212792

OS Grid Reference: SJ7908288190
OS Grid Coordinates: 379082, 388190
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3901, -2.3160

Location: Ridgeway Road, Trafford WA15 7AN

Locality: Timperley
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA15 7AN

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/36 Christ Church
- II

Church. Nave and tower 1849 by J. Bayley, transept and
chancel 1864-5 by John Lowe, vestry extension 1887 by
Charles Heathcote. Rock faced sandstone with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. Neo-Norman. Wide nave, west tower,
porch, transepts, chancel, organ chamber and vestry. 5-bay
nave, 2-bay transepts, 2-bay chancel. Stone plinth,
continuous hoodmould and coped parapet with blind arcading.
Each bay has flat buttresses (clasping at corners) and a
semi-circular arched window with colonnettes. 3-stage tower
with spire has clasping buttresses, semi-circular headed
openings to each stage, the belfry ones being coupled. Each
stage is diminished and the belfry has nook shafts and
dentilled eaves. Rose windows to transepts, 5-light east
window and a canted bay window added to the organ chamber by
Arthur W. Hennings in 1923 with chequer-patterned gable.
Interior: west gallery, queen-post roof trusses, double-
chamfered semi-circular chancel and transept arches,
chequered terracotta wall tiles throughout (1887), carved
heraldic frieze at tie-beam level. Box pews, altar rail
altar table and reredos by Edgar Wood with inlaid ebony,
ivory walnut etc. Pulpit by John Lowe. North transept door and
vestibule by John N. Cocker.East window by Heaton Butler and
Bayne 1992. Transept windows stained glass by Charles Heathcote
1887. Pre-Raphaelite style nave windows by Heaton Butler and
George Bayne (Faith) and George Wraffe (Gentleness, Courage, Justice and
Diligence). Chancel window by Edgar Wood.

Listing NGR: SJ7908288190

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Source: English Heritage

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