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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hulme, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4613 / 53°27'40"N

Longitude: -2.2515 / 2°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 383396

OS Northings: 396089

OS Grid: SJ833960

Mapcode National: GBR DHQ.56

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.D82B

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457778

Location: Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Hulme

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/4/720 (West side)
03/10/74 Church of St Mary


Anglican church, now Shaw Ardell African Methodist Evangelical
church. 1856-8, by J.S.Crowther. Coursed sandstone rubble with
ashlar dressings, slate roof. Early C14 Geometrical style.
Large nave and chancel with north and south aisles and very
tall north-west steeple. The 4-stage tower has
angle-buttresses, 3-light windows to the 1st stage, cusped
lancets to the 2nd stage, cusped 2-light windows to the 3rd
stage, tall coupled belfry windows (formerly 2-lights but now
void), with 3 orders of moulding and crocketed gablets, a
carved corbel table with a gargoyle in the centre of each
side, parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles, and a tall
slender octagonal spire with lucarnes on 4 levels (the lowest
of 2 lights). The tall 5-bay nave has pilasters, a corbel
table to each bay, parapet with pitched coping terminating
with large crocketed pinnacles at the junction with the
chancel, and coupled 2-centred arched 2-light clerestory
windows which have trefoil lights, quatrefoils in the heads,
double-chamfered surrounds and hoodmoulds with figured stops
(all diffferent, as are the stops to all other hoodmoulds);
and a very large 5-light west window with geometrical tracery.
The 3-bay chancel, to almost the same height, has a clerestory
with one window in similar style in each bay flanked by
decorated blind arches, and a huge east window with 6 very
tall lights in 2 groups with multifoil tracery and a wheel in
the head. The buttressed aisles have large 2-centred arched
3-light windows with intersecting mullions, trefoil-headed
lights and multifoil tracery in the heads, and hoodmoulds with
carved stops (those to the nave aisle figured, and those to
the chancel aisle foliated), and large crocketed pinnacles at
the junction between nave and chancel; and at the west end of
each aisle a gabled porch which has angle buttresses, a
2-centred arched outer doorway (that on the south side with
shafts and 2 orders of moulding, and that on the north side
with semi-octagonal responds and wrought-iron gates), both
with scissor-braced roofs and 2-centred arched inner doorways
with moulded surrounds and doors with elaborately foliated
strap hinges. Interior not inspected. Forms group with St
Mary's Junior School CHICHESTER ROAD (q.v.), St Mary's Rectory
PARSONAGE STREET (q.v.), and Moss Side People's Centre ST

Listing NGR: SJ8339696089

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