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Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Manchester

Description: Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 December 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 454843

OS Grid Reference: SJ8475796438
OS Grid Coordinates: 384757, 396438
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4645, -2.2311

Location: Ackers Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 9QQ

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M13 9QQ

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Listing Text


SJ8496 OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/609 (East side)
18/12/63 Roman Catholic church of the Holy
Name of Jesus


Roman Catholic church. 1867-71, by J.A.Hansom; completed 1928
by A.G.Scott. Coursed sandstone rubble, steeply-pitched slate
roofs. C13 Gothic style. Nave with west tower, north and south
aisles with side chapels, north and south transepts, polygonal
apse. The west front, formed by a rectangular 2-bay tower of 2
high stages with added 3rd stage (1928), and differing
side-pieces to left and right, has angle buttresses,
full-width steps up to a shallow gabled porch with
deeply-moulded 2-centred arched west doorway containing 2
doors, pinnacled side buttresses and a multifoil in the gable;
a pilaster to the 2nd stage flanked by pairs of tall 2-centred
arched 2-light wndows; blind-arcaded parapet, and large
octagonal top stage with pinnacles, corner buttresses, a large
2-light window with a wheel in the head, and a blind-arcaded
parapet. Various niches and blind-arcading; octagonal 2-stage
turret attached at right-hand corner, with moulded lancets at
ground floor and spherical-trangles to the top. The 4-bay nave
and aisles have flying buttresses, various gabled projections,
and 2 traceried 2-light windows to each bay. Two-bay transepts
in similar style; pinnacled turrets at the junction with the
apse. Polygonal apse with ambulatory and flying buttresses,
tall traceried 2-light windows with gablets in the parapet.
Interior: spacious and airy; very tall aisle arcades on
quatrefoil piers; rib-vaulted roofs with banded cells of
polygonal terracotta blocks; aisles lined with differing
arcades of large traceried arches to side-chapels and
confessionals, with arched doorways at the lower levels and
elaborately-traceried glazed windows above (geometrical on the
north side, Early English on the south), carved Stations of
the Cross (etc); ambulatory to apse; elaborate pinnacled
reredos. Generally regarded as the finest of this architect's

Listing NGR: SJ8475896435

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Source: English Heritage

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