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Christ Church, Friezland

A Grade II Listed Building in Saddleworth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5355 / 53°32'7"N

Longitude: -2.024 / 2°1'26"W

OS Eastings: 398507

OS Northings: 404316

OS Grid: SD985043

Mapcode National: GBR GW9K.MB

Mapcode Global: WHB9C.WDCG

Entry Name: Christ Church, Friezland

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212061

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Built-Up Area: Uppermill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Friezeland Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SADDLEWORTH CHURCH ROAD
SD 90 SE (north side)
Grasscroft
5/51 Christ Church,
- Friezland
G.V. II
Church. c.1850 with additions of 1860 s. By George Shaw.
Snecked stone with slate roof. Nave and chancel with north-
west tower, south transept, north aisle, organ chamber and
vestry all of later dates. Gothic revival. The nave has a
projecting plinth, weathered buttresses (angled at corners)
and 2-light windows with geometrical tracery and hoodmoulds.
Porch in bay 2 with weathered clasping buttresses, coped
gable and finial. The south transept which was formerly
galleried has an external flight of steps and 5-light south
window. The north aisle has 2 and 3-light windows and 2
gables to its eastern extreme. A clerestory was added when
the aisle was built. Chancel with 3-light east window. Coped
gables with finials. The 3-stage tower has diagonal
buttresses, a weathered plinth, a shouldered first stage
window, a cusped lancet window on the second, two cusped
lancet belfry openings and a broach spire. Interior: low
alternating octagonal and circular columns with moulded
capitals support chamfered arches in the north arcade. Arch-
braced roof trusses. Carved timber fittings include pulpit,
poppy-head choir stalls, reredos and chancel panelling.
Heraldic coat of arms above door.


Listing NGR: SD9850704316

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