Building Name

All Saints Church, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris

1886 - 1888
Manchester Road
Heaton Norris, Stockport
GMCA, England
New Build
Bateson, of Heaton Norris


HEATON NORRIS - All Saints Church, which was consecrated on Friday by the Bishop of Manchester, has been built from the designs and under the superintendence of Messrs. Preston and Vaughan, of Manchester and Stockport, the contractor for the work being Mr. Bateson, of Heaton Norris. The edifice consists of nave, chancel, north nave, aisle, and north and south chancel aisles. The north chancel aisle is arranged for use as a morning chapel and has a separate entrance porch; whilst the south chancel aisle forms the vestries and organ chamber and is also provided with a separate entrance doorway. The south nave aisle will be erected at some future time. Terracotta has been very largely used in the construction of the building, all the doorways, windows, tracery, piers, and arches having been formed of it. Even the columns and arches between the nave and north aisle, with their caps and bases, have been constructed of this material. Externally the building is faced with Bailey's white-ended common bricks and form a pleasing contrast to the red terracotta dressings of the doors and windows. The lower portion of the walls internally is faced with dull-glazed bricks of a brown-yellow colour, with a band of red bricks two courses deep above; from this point up to the cornice the walls are faced with buff bricks. The windows are filled with cathedral glass in varied tints. The roofs are open-timbered and panelled. All the woodwork is of pitch-pine, oiled and varnished, except the chancel and sanctuary fit tings, the former being stained walnut colour, and the latter of American walnut and polished. The chancel and sanctuary floors are laid with ceramic mosaic, specially designed for this church. The pulpit is simple and unobtrusive, being a continuation of the wall dividing the nave and chancel, in the form of a semi-octagon, and occupying the corner adjoining the south respond of the chancel arch. The building is warmed by hot-water pipes. [Building News 17 February 1888 page 272]

Reference    Pevsner county: Lancashire: South page 121
Reference    Building News 17 February 1888 page 272