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Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4802 / 53°28'48"N

Longitude: -2.2465 / 2°14'47"W

OS Eastings: 383739

OS Northings: 398187

OS Grid: SJ837981

Mapcode National: GBR DJH.8G

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GSGD

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197894

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388340

Location: Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

698-1/27/244, (North side),

Roman Catholic Church of St Mary



Roman Catholic church. 1848, by Weightman and Hadfield. Red brick with sandstone dressings and slate roofs. Debased Romanesque style. Basilican form on north-south axis, with aisles and south-east tower. Stone plinth, Lombard friezes to gables and across centre of tower. Painted portal with round-headed doorway moulded in two orders and sculptural tympanum, three round-headed lancets above, and wheel window in gable. Aisle to left with window of 2 round-headed lights with central shaft, and simple rose window above. Three-stage tower to right with 2 round-headed arches containing very small lancets, a round-headed niche to the 2nd stage, belfry stage with coupled round-headed blank arches each containing small coupled windows with cast-iron diamond lattice grills, and steeply-pitched helm roof with 3 stepped round-headed lancets in each gable. Banded heads to all windows. Interior: 6-bay basilica with green marble columns, very elaborate reredos (etc). Known as "the Hidden Gem".

Listing NGR: SJ8373998187

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