Church of St Mary, Hulme

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Church of St Mary, Upper Moss Lane, Hulme, Manchester

The Church of St Mary, Upper Moss Lane, Hulme, Manchester, is a Gothic Revival former church by J. S. Crowther built in 1853–58. It was designated a Grade II* listed building on 3 October 1974. [1]

Hulme area of Manchester

Hulme is an inner city area and electoral ward of Manchester, England, immediately south of Manchester city centre. It has a significant industrial heritage.

Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.

Joseph Stretch Crowther was an English architect who practised in Manchester.

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The church is of "coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings (and a) slate roof". [1] It is in early 14th century geometrical style, [1] following "Lincolnshire exemplars". The soaring spire, 241 feet (73 m) high, making it the 18th tallest church in the United Kingdom and tenth-tallest structure in Manchester, is one of south Manchester's major landmarks. Part of a group of Victorian buildings, [1] including a listed rectory, [2] the Pevsner Buildings of England volume for Manchester describes the church as having "stood through two complete cycles of urban decay, dereliction, destruction and renewal, standing alone amid utter desolation in the 1960s and again in the 1990s". At the time of listing it was used by an African Methodist Evangelical congregation, but it has since been converted into flats, its interior "horribly divided". [3]

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Manchester is a city in Northwest England. The M15 postcode area is to the southwest of the centre of the city and includes the areas of Hulme, and parts of Moss Side and Chorlton-on-Medlock. The postcode area contains 33 listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England. Of these, two are listed at Grade II*, the middle grade of the three grades, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Church of St Mary, Hulme, Manchester". Britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. "St Marys House, Hulme, Manchester". Britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. Hartwell, Hyde & Pevsner 2004 , pp. 451–452

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