Building Name

Flowery Field Unitarian Church, Hyde

1876 - 1878
41 Newton Street
Flowery Field, Hyde
GMCA, England
Thomas Ashton
New Build

HYDE - Last week a new Unitarian Church, which has been in the course of erection at Flowery Field, Hyde, near Manchester, was formally opened. The work has been carried out from the designs and under the superintendence of Mr. Thomas Worthington, architect, Manchester. The nave measures 71 feet by 32 feet, the transepts 20 feet. by 12 feet 6in., and the choir (which has an apsidal end 25 feet by 18 feet; vestry and organ chamber 12 feet 6 in. by 12 feet There are galleries at the entrance end over the vestibule and in the two transepts, with separate entrances and staircases for the use of the congregation and school children, the total accommodation provided being about 500 sittings. The building has been designed in the Perpendicular style. A disengaged tower rises over the main entrance to a height of 81 feet. The choir has an apse end, with traceried windows, which are filled with stained glass figures of the Twelve Apostles. [Building News 27 December 1878 page 710]

Reference           Building News 27 December 1878 page 710