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IoE Number: 211943
Location: MONTON UNITARIAN CHURCH, MONTON GREEN (north side)
  ECCLES, SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
Date Photographed: 12 December 2001
Date listed: 09 July 1979
Date of last amendment: 09 July 1979
Grade II*

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ECCLESMONTON GREENSJ 79 NE(north side)4/10Monton9/7/79Unitarian Church

ECCLES MONTON GREEN SJ 79 NE (north side) 4/10 Monton 9/7/79 Unitarian Church G.V. II* Church. 1873-75. By Thomas Worthington. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Cruciform plan with aisles, apsidal chancel and south-west tower which stands outside the aisle. Gothic Revival. 5-bay nave and aisles with projecting plinth, weathered buttresses, paired cusped lancet aisle windows and two 2-light Geometrical tracery clerestory windows in each bay. Coped parapet to aisle. 4- light windows to transepts which have diagonal buttresses. 5-light west window above west entrance. An octagonal stair turret at the west end of the north aisle gives access to the organ loft. Impressive 3-stage tower with angled buttresses, south entrance, cusped lancet windows, paired 2- light belfry openings with transoms and a broach spire with lucarnes which is set behind a coped parapet. The polygonal apse has 2-light windows and weathered buttresses and has vestrys to north and south. Interior: double-chamfered nave arcade on circular columns. Hammer-beam roof trusses with tie rods and curved wind-bracing. Good carved timberwork throughout including canopied stalls, pulpit, pews, reredos, panelling and organ loft (by Foster and Andrews of Hull, 1883). Good stained glass largely by Heaton Butler and Bayne. Minton floor tiles. The original elaborate iron light standards and other fittings are a particularly noteworthy survival. Generally an imposing design which exhibits many of the Architect's individual qualities.

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