Building Name

Church of St Matthew, Cleveland Road, Crumpsall

1908 - 1910
Cleveland Road
Crumpsall, Manchester
GMCA, England
New build
Brown and Sons, Salford

A large church with north-west tower. Conventional Gothic but with a few early twentieth century touches such as the piers without normal capitals and arches with one broad hollow chamfer. The chancel has short diagonal side walls with one light windows. Brick faced interior. Pevsner

THE CHURCHES - St Matthews Church Crumpsall is shortly to be built, and a tender has been accepted for the erection, including everything except heating, amounting to £5,885. The total cost, including the laying out of the grounds etc will be about £7,000, towards which £5,576 has so far been given or promised. The church is to be built of the stone that was formerly used for St Peter’ s Church, Mosley Street, Manchester. The foundation of the new church will be laid on 24 October. [Manchester Guardian 1 August 1908 page 4]

THE CHURCHES - The memorial stone of the Church of St Matthew, Cleveland Road, Crumpsall was laid on Saturday by Colonel W W Clapham. ..... The church will be built of stone, and some of the stonework from the recently demolished St Peter’ s Church, Manchester will be used in the interior. Accommodation will be provided for 500 and the church will probably be opened at the beginning of 1910. The contract for about ,6,000 has been given to Messrs Brown and Sons, Salford, and the architect is Mr Isaac Taylor. [ Manchester Guardian 26 October 1908 page 9]

NEW CRUMPSALL CHURCH CONSECRATED BY THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER - The Bishop of Manchester (Dr Knox) yesterday consecrated the new church of St Matthew, Cleveland Road, Higher Crumpsall. In the making of the walls of St Matthews use has been made of the stonework of the old St Peter’ s Church which stood in St Peter’ s Square, but the new church, with its simple ad impressive square tower of fresh-looking stone, showns no sign that any save fresh materials have been used in the making of it. [Manchester Guardian 4 March 1910 page 9]

Foundation    24 October 1908
Consecration  3 March 1910

Reference    Manchester Guardian 1 August 1908 page 4
Reference    Manchester Guardian 26 October 1908 page 9
Reference    Manchester Guardian 4 March 1910 page 9 - Consecration
Reference    Building News 18 March 1910 Page 390 - Consecration
Reference    Hartwell and Pevsner. Lancashire South East, page 396