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IoE Number: 212994
Photographer: Mr Patrick Norris
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 30 June 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 June 1987
Grade II

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URMSTONMANOR AVENUESJ 79 SE(south side)(SJ 7694 SE)5/32Church of

URMSTON MANOR AVENUE SJ 79 SE (south side) (SJ 7694 SE) 5/32 Church of - St. Clement - II Church. 1868. By J. Medland Taylor, north aisle 1873-5 by J. and H. Taylor, lengthened to west 1887-8 by Whittenby and Mather and tower added 1899-1903. Rock-faced stone with slate roof. Nave and aisles with chancel, vestrys and north- west tower. Gothic Revival. 7-bay south aisle with weathered buttresses, 2-light windows, a lean-to roof and a timber- framed porch. North aisle, below tall pitched roof, has alternating 2 and 3-light windows and weathered and gableted buttresses. Square pinnacles at corners. The east end of the north aisle has a circular window divided by vertical stone mullions in an unexpected manner. An ornate decorative octagonal bell turret with conical roof was partly obscured by the later north aisle. It rises above the pulpit. Short chancel with 3-light east window. 4-stage tower with angled weathered and gableted buttresses, north doorway, 2-light windows, clock-faces in front of a blind arcade, 3 cusped lancet belfry openings on each side and a coped parapet with corner pinnacles. 2-light transomed west window flanked by lancet windows. Interior: double-chamfered nave arcade arches, considerably taller on the north side, on circular and octagonal columns only one of which has a carved capital. Cusped chancel arch. Scissor-braced roof trusses. Cusped arched canopy and columned niche to left of carved timber pulpit. Stalls, pews and carved reredos. Stone bowl font. Stained glass, some by Shrigley and Hunt. The church has many of the unusual characteristics and qualities for which the Taylors are renowned.

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