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Flowery Field Church (Free Christian)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hyde Newton, Tameside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4563 / 53°27'22"N

Longitude: -2.0841 / 2°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 394510

OS Northings: 395506

OS Grid: SJ945955

Mapcode National: GBR FXWG.LR

Mapcode Global: WHB9Q.YDQ6

Entry Name: Flowery Field Church (Free Christian)

Listing Date: 6 February 1986

Last Amended: 15 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212486

Location: Tameside, SK14

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Hyde Newton

Built-Up Area: Hyde (Tameside)

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Newton with Flowery Field St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/01/2014

SJ 99 NW
3/30

HYDE,
NEWTON STREET (west side),
Flowery Field Church (Free Christian)

(Formerly listed as Flowery Field United Reformed Church)

6.2.1986

II

Church. 1878. Thomas Worthington. Snecked stone with slate roof. Wide nave with east gallery, galleried transepts, south-east tower and polygonal chancel. 3-bay nave, each bay having a projecting plinth, weathered buttress, continuous sill band and 3-light flat-headed mullion and transom window with arched lights and hoodmould. Coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. The 3-stage tower has angled buttresses, a corner stair turret, 2-light windows to west and to transepts with Perpendicular tracery. Conically-roofed stair towers flank the transepts.
Interior: triple chancel arch the piers having attached columns. Cambered tie-beam roof trusses with enriched braces and arcading and a panelled timber ceiling. Other timberwork includes organ, galleries, pulpit, screens and pews. Stained glass.

Built by local mill owner Thomas Ashton for use by his employees for worship regardless of creed. The tower carries the inscription: "To the Worship of God by a Congregation bound by no Creeds or Confessions of Faith, who under the guidance of Ministers equally free to follow Truth, humbly strive to love God and to serve their Fellowmen. This Church is dedicated by Thomas Ashton of Hyde and Elizabeth, his wife. A.D. MDCCCLXXVIII. "

Listing NGR: SJ9451095506

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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