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© Mr Martin Malies

IoE Number: 454843
Photographer: Mr Martin Malies
Date Photographed: 21 August 1999
Date listed: 18 December 1963
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1963
Grade I

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MANCHESTERSJ8496OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock698-1/21/609(East side)

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.

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