Building Name

Church of St Mary, Rochdale

St Mary's Gate
GMCA, England
New Build
George Henson and Son, of Wellingborough

The new church of St. Mary, Cheetham Street and Toad-lane, Rochdale, was consecrated yesterday (Thursday). It replaces an edifice erected in 1740, and has been built from designs by Mr J. Ninian Comper. It is Late Perpendicular in style, and consists of nave and chancel under one roof, wide north aisle and morning chapel and vestries, also on the north side. There is a small bell turret on the western gable. The builders were Messrs George Henson and Son, of Wellingborough, and the carving of the screen and other woodwork is by Mr W. D. Gough, of London.  [Building News 3 February 1911 page 171]

The new church of St. Mary, Rochdale, was consecrated by the Bishop of Manchester on the Festival of fhe Purification. The new edifice is on the site of an older church which was built in 1741 as a chapel-of-ease to the parish church of Rochdale. Mr J. N. Comper is the architect, and the cost has been £12,000. [Building News 17 February 1911 p 260]

Reference    Building News 3 February 1911 page 171
Reference    Building News 17 February 1911 page 260