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Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

A Grade I Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4645 / 53°27'52"N

Longitude: -2.231 / 2°13'51"W

OS Eastings: 384757

OS Northings: 396438

OS Grid: SJ847964

Mapcode National: GBR DMP.L2

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.P5SX

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

Listing Date: 18 December 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454843

Location: Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Metropolitan District Ward: Ardwick

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Brunswick Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8496 OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/609 (East side)
18/12/63 Roman Catholic church of the Holy
Name of Jesus

GV I

Roman Catholic church. 1867-71, by J.A.Hansom; completed 1928
by A.G.Scott. Coursed sandstone rubble, steeply-pitched slate
roofs. C13 Gothic style. Nave with west tower, north and south
aisles with side chapels, north and south transepts, polygonal
apse. The west front, formed by a rectangular 2-bay tower of 2
high stages with added 3rd stage (1928), and differing
side-pieces to left and right, has angle buttresses,
full-width steps up to a shallow gabled porch with
deeply-moulded 2-centred arched west doorway containing 2
doors, pinnacled side buttresses and a multifoil in the gable;
a pilaster to the 2nd stage flanked by pairs of tall 2-centred
arched 2-light wndows; blind-arcaded parapet, and large
octagonal top stage with pinnacles, corner buttresses, a large
2-light window with a wheel in the head, and a blind-arcaded
parapet. Various niches and blind-arcading; octagonal 2-stage
turret attached at right-hand corner, with moulded lancets at
ground floor and spherical-trangles to the top. The 4-bay nave
and aisles have flying buttresses, various gabled projections,
and 2 traceried 2-light windows to each bay. Two-bay transepts
in similar style; pinnacled turrets at the junction with the
apse. Polygonal apse with ambulatory and flying buttresses,
tall traceried 2-light windows with gablets in the parapet.
Interior: spacious and airy; very tall aisle arcades on
quatrefoil piers; rib-vaulted roofs with banded cells of
polygonal terracotta blocks; aisles lined with differing
arcades of large traceried arches to side-chapels and
confessionals, with arched doorways at the lower levels and
elaborately-traceried glazed windows above (geometrical on the
north side, Early English on the south), carved Stations of
the Cross (etc); ambulatory to apse; elaborate pinnacled
reredos. Generally regarded as the finest of this architect's
churches.


Listing NGR: SJ8475896435

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