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© Mr Patrick Norris

IoE Number: 388057
Photographer: Mr Patrick Norris
Date Photographed: 24 September 2001
Date listed: 18 December 1963
Date of last amendment: 06 June 1994
Grade I

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MANCHESTER SJ8595 DAISY BANK ROAD, Rusholme 698-1/22/797 (South side) 18/12/63 The Edgar Wood Centre (Formerly Listed as: DAISY BANK ROAD, Rusholme (South side) First Church of Christ Scientist) GV I Christian Science church, now cultural centre. 1903, by Edgar Wood. Red brick with some render, steeply-pitched tiled roof to the main range (wings re-roofed with slate). Y-shaped plan formed by very tall narrow main range set back and at right-angles to the street, with low splayed wings projected to the front, and a cylindrical turret clasped in the angle between the gable of the main range and the right wing. Unusual Expressionist style with Art Nouveau detailing. The gable of the main range is mostly rendered, and has a wide semicircular-headed doorway with splayed sandstone sides and multiply-stepped brick head, above this a cruciform window feature with arched centre light and 2-light arms all in a stone surround, and a plain stone pilaster breaking through the apex. The turret on the right, rising to eaves level, has a window of 2 small rectangular lights at ground floor and an interrupted band of 1, 2, 2, and 2 similar lights under the eaves of a conical roof. to the rear of this rises a tall rectangular chimney. The right-hand side wall of this range (not visible from the front) has low buttresses, 2 small 4-light windows in the wall and 6 tall gabled dormers in the roof; and attached to the further end an unsusual porch or porte cochere with a segmental-headed arch. The projected wings differ: that to the left has a gabled porch to the right, a tall canted window breaking through the eaves left of centre with transomed lights and a high parapet rising to the centre, low 3-light windows under the eaves either side of this bay, and a curved gable wall with a long diagonal corner buttress, a parapet and a square chimney in the centre; that to the right has 5 buttressed bays with a door in the first, simplified Diocletian windows under the eaves of the other bays, a corner buttress like that of the other wing, and a gable wall with diagonal chimney flues flanked by Diocletian windows. Attached to the west corner of this gable is a screen with a round-headed entrance archway under a stone panel lettered "FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST" (this entrance leadng a drive to the porch attached to the west side of the main range). Interior not inspected.

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