Castlefield Congregational Chapel

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General information
Status Grade II listed
Architectural styleRed-brick Victorian
Location Castlefield, Manchester, England.
Completed1858 (1858)
Design and construction
Architect Edward Walters

Castlefield Congregational Chapel is a building located at 378 Deansgate, Manchester, England. The building originally opened as a Congregational chapel in 1858, and was designed by the local architect Edward Walters. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. [1] It is located in Castlefield, an Urban Heritage Park. [2]

Deansgate road in Manchester, England

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Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

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Congregational church religious denomination

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The building was converted to a sound recording studio in the 1980s and owned by Pete Waterman, best known for Stock Aitken Waterman. Rick Astley recorded Never Gonna Give You Up in the chapel. [3] Waterman sold the building in 2006 and it has since been converted to offices. [4] [5]

Stock Aitken Waterman are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. The trio had great success from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. SAW is considered to be one of the most successful songwriting and producing partnerships of all time, scoring more than 100 UK top 40 hits, selling 40 million records and earning an estimated £60 million.

Never Gonna Give You Up 1987 song by Rick Astley

"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from Astley's debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer's native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.

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