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Corpus Christi Basilica

A Grade II Listed Building in Miles Platting and Newton Heath, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4924 / 53°29'32"N

Longitude: -2.2138 / 2°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 385913

OS Northings: 399546

OS Grid: SJ859995

Mapcode National: GBR DRC.91

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.YGZZ

Entry Name: Corpus Christi Basilica

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457782

Location: Manchester, M40

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Miles Platting and Newton Heath

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ8599 VARLEY STREET, Miles Platting
698-1/15/757 (North East side)
Corpus Christi Basilica


Church. c.1906, by W.T.Gunson. Red brick with sandstone
dressings, steeply-pitched slate roof. Italian Romanesque
style. Nave with north and south aisles, chancel with apsidal
sanctuary, south-west tower (incomplete). Large west front
formed by gable of nave with tower to same height, with corner
pilasters, string-courses, stone bands to the upper portion.
The gable has a giant blank arch with moulded and banded head,
containing a gabled portal with round-headed doorway which has
a splayed reveal with triple shafts and banded head, and
recessed double doors with traceried tympanum; a band of 6
tall round-headed lancets; and a semi-circular window filling
the head of the arch, with a-stylar reticulated tracery and a
statue in a projected canopied niche. the gable has another
niche with a statue. To the right, the base of the tower has a
projected apsidal baptistery which has a continuous arcade of
round-headed windows with cushion-capital shafts, and a
shallow semi-conical roof; and the 2 upper stages have pairs
of round-headed lancets, the upper pair louvred. The
right-hand side of the tower has a portal like that at the
front but simpler. The 6-bay aisles have continuous
blank-arcading at ground floor level, pilaster buttresses and
pairs of round-headed lancets, and stone bracketed eaves; the
nave has brick semi-columns with pedestals and carved stone
capitals, and windows and eaves like the aisles; and the apse
has a high-set arcade of small round-headed windows. Interior:
aisle arcades of moulded round-headed arches on columns with
large stone cushion capitals all elaborately carved in
Romanesque style; very large round-headed chancel arch with
coupled shafts; barrel-vaulted roof with simple semi-circular

Listing NGR: SJ8591399546

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