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Former Heaton Moor United Reform Church and Attached Sunday School

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockport, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.4236 / 53°25'25"N

Longitude: -2.181 / 2°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 388069

OS Northings: 391887

OS Grid: SJ880918

Mapcode National: GBR FX6V.MF

Mapcode Global: WHB9W.G6NP

Entry Name: Former Heaton Moor United Reform Church and Attached Sunday School

Listing Date: 29 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210901

Location: Stockport, SK4

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Heatons North

Built-Up Area: Stockport

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Heaton Norris St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/10/2017

SJ 8891/8991,

Former Heaton Moor United Reform Church and attached Sunday School

(Formerly listed as: Heaton Moor United Reform Church and attached Sunday School)


Former United Reform (originally Congregational) Church with Sunday School attached.
1896 by Darbyshire & Smith, architects of Manchester. Tooled rubble sandstone;
Welsh slate roofs. Church plan: nave with narrow aisles and with steeple and
porch flanking entrance front; transepts, and choir. Exterior: West-front with
large 4-light geometric tracery window set between 2 lower lancets, with 3 lancets below (lighting narthex). Stone banding and moulded strings. Steeple with double chamfered arched doorway, 2-light Y tracery windows to lst stage; belfry stage with belfry openings set in projecting faces battered above with gables (containing clocks) clasping octagonal spire, the angles between belfry faces occupied by attached shafts with pinnacles - a well-managed and impressive composition. Porch, separately gabled and almost detached, balances steeple, with double chamfered arched doorway. Side elevations with 3 3-light windows to clerestory and paired lancets to aisles. Transepts with 3-light window. Utilitarian offices to choir ends; ridge fleche. Interior: large space; octagonal piers with double chamfered arches to arcade, that to the transepts taller than the others; choir arch rests on corbelled shafts. High Victorian style furnishings with narthex screen (punched quatrefoils and trefoils). The Sunday School with double fronted entrance elevation; each bay separately gabled and with Y-tracery window; gabled central porch. Taller recessed hall proper, also gabled with sextafoil in roundel and blind trefoil in gable wall. Side elevations in brick, quite plain. The hall/Sunday School is included for its group valve.

A good example of a late - C19 Congregational Church, built in a confident Gothic
mode, with large uninterrupted internal space.

Listing NGR: SJ8806991887

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