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IoE Number: 387907
Location: CHURCH OF ST CROSS, ASHTON NEW ROAD (north side)
Photographer: Mr Brian Lomas
Date Photographed: 24 November 2005
Date listed: 18 December 1963
Date of last amendment: 06 June 1994
Grade II*

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MANCHESTER SJ89NE ASHTON NEW ROAD, Beswick And Clayton 698-1/5/525 (North side) 18/12/63 Church of St Cross (Formerly Listed as: ASHTON NEW ROAD, Clayton Church of St Cross) II* Church. 1863-66, by William Butterfield. Red brick with multiple bands of sandstone and blue brick, much blue brick diapering, and sandstone dressings; steeply-pitched slate roofs. Gothic "Middle Pointed" style. Tall 7-bay nave with low north and south aisles, west narthex, south west tower with south porch, full-height 2-bay chancel with low transepts. The tower is narrow and tall, with slender angle buttresses and a steep pyramidal roof of banded slate, and has a gabled south porch with 2-centred arched doorway, very narrow lancets to the next 2 stages, and triple-lancet louvred belfry windows. The nave has a lean-to 3-bay narthex at the west end, with a cusped doorway flanked by square-headed windows, and above this three 2-light west windows with quatrefoils in the heads and a simple plate-traceried rose window above; and tall 2-light clerestory windows. The chancel has 2 pairs of similar clerestory windows, and a 5-light east window set very high. The aisles have 2-centred arched 2-light windows alternately paired and single; and the transepts have twin gables and 2 windows like those of the aisles. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcades with quatrefoil piers, 2-centred double-chamfered arches and diapered spandrels; banded aisles and clerestory, diapered west end; arch-braced roof trusses; high chancel arch; geometrical-pattern painted panelling to chancel with carved stiff-leaf frieze, and above this trefoil-headed blank arcading with polished shafts.

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