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Description: Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 20 June 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 212968
OS Grid Reference: SJ7948294175
OS Grid Coordinates: 379482, 394175
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4439, -2.3104
STRETFORD CHESTER ROAD
SJ 79 SE
(SJ 7994 SW)
5/10 Church of
20/6/63 St. Matthew
Church. 1842 but enlarged in 1869, 1906 and 1922. W. Hayley
for the Church Commissioners, Brick with ashlar dressings
and slate roof. 3-sided gallery plan with later chancel and
a west tower. Gothic Revival. 7-bay nave with plinth,
weathered and gableted buttresses, lancet windows and a door
in the western-most bay. Coped gables with kneelers. Vesties
to either side of chancel which has a 3-light east window.
4-stage tower with angled buttresses, west door, 3 stepped
lancets, clock face below gablet, 2 lancet belfry openings
and castellated parapet with corner pinnacles. Interior: the
galleries are supported on cast-iron quatrefoil columns.
Carved timber fittings include pews, stalls, pulpit, organ
and reredos. Ceiling supported on shallow arched Gothic
braces. Alabaster font. Minton floor tiles. Stained glass.
Listing NGR: SJ7948294175
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Source: English Heritage
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