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IoE Number: 388130
Photographer: Mr Michael J. A. Smith
Date Photographed: 03 August 2003
Date listed: 25 January 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 January 1952
Grade I

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MANCHESTERSJ8398NEFENNEL STREET698-1/26/136(South side)

MANCHESTER SJ8398NE FENNEL STREET 698-1/26/136 (South side) 25/01/52 Cathedral Church of St Mary GV I Collegiate parish church, cathedral since 1847. Mostly c.1422-1520, perhaps incorporating some earlier fabric; altered, restored or rebuilt 1814-15, 1862-8 by J.P.Holden, 1885-6 by J.S.Crowther and 1898 by Basil Champneys; annexes added 1903 by Champneys and 1934 by Sir Percy Worthington; bomb damaged 1940 and subsequently restored and rebuilt by Sir Hubert Worthington. Sandstone. Perpendicular style. West tower rebuilt 1867 with west porch of 1898 and choir rooms, 6-bay nave with north and south aisles with north and south chantries, north porch rebuilt 1891 and south porch of 1891, 6-bay choir with north and south aisles with chapels, C15 south Chapter House, and east Lady Chapel, destroyed 1940 and rebuilt; south annexes. In 2nd World War Manchester was, after Coventry, the most damaged English Cathedral but the interior retains amongst other fittings excellent choir stalls of c.1505-10 with misericords. There are also the probably early C16 pulpitum restored and with cornice of 1872, the parclose screens altered C18 and the screens of the choir chantries. Fine nave and restored choir roofs. In the Lady Chapel a restored C15 screen, and in the Derby Chapel a fragmentary early C16 brass to Bishop Stanley and the C18 font. There are also the Saxon angel stone, a brass in the choir to its builder John Huntingdon, and the statues of Humphrey Chetham by William Theed, 1853, and Thomas Fleming by Baily, 1851. In the west porch a statue of Queen Victoria sculpted and presented by her daughter Princess Louise, and over the entrance to the south annexe a carving of 1933 by Eric Gill. (Buildings of England: N Pevsner: South Lancashire: PP273-9; Pitkin Guides: H Hodkin: Manchester Cathedral).

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