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Former Church of All Souls, Manchester

Description: Former Church of All Souls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 388115

OS Grid Reference: SJ8578498202
OS Grid Coordinates: 385784, 398202
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4803, -2.2157

Location: Every Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 7JA

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M4 7JA

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Listing Text


SJ8598 EVERY STREET, Beswick And Clayton
698-1/17/533 (South East side)
15/10/84 Former Church of All Souls
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Church of All Souls)


Former church. 1839-40, by William Haley. Brown brick with
some stone dressings, slate roof. Romanesque style.
Rectangular plan on south-west/north-east axis. The 3-bay
gabled east and west ends have square pilasters to the corners
and flanking the projected centre bay, all with stone false
machicolation and pyramidal roofs and those flanking the
centre of the west front including tall open-arcaded belfry
stages. The centre of the west front has a stone central
doorway, with chevron and lobed nook-shafts on scalloped
capitals, a band of elaborate triple-interlaced blind
arcading, an 8-light wheel window, a stone band on a corbel
table, and a louvred lancet roof ventilator in the gable apex;
the outer bays have single tall lancet windows with side
shafts and nailhead arches, brick hoodmoulds with run-out
ends, and bands like the centre. The east end centre bay has
stepped triple round-headed lancets, a stone band like that at
the front, and an oculus in the gable apex with corbel table;
and the outer bays have round-headed doorways with zig-zag
central order. The 4-bay side walls have pilaster strips and
simple corbel tables (like the ends), and 2 tall round-headed
lancets to each bay. Interior (as reported 15.10.84): 5 bays,
with quatrefoil cast-iron columns supporting a gallery fronted
with interlaced blind arcading; organ loft at west end, over
enclosed west bay. Later raising of choir to sanctuary with
round-headed chancel arch outlined by roll-mouldings; stone
reredos with 6-bay arcade, below stone-shafted lancets with
lobed over-arches on scallop capitals; open-arcaded roof
trusses; original box-pews and benches in gallery; late C19
stone pulpit. History: built for Dr Samuel Warren, who had
been expelled from the Wesleyan Methodist Connection; assigned
a district in 1842.

Listing NGR: SJ8578498202

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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