Building Name

Independent Chapel Oldham Road and Osborne Street

1849 - 1850
GMCA, England
New build

  • Foundation stone laid 31 October 1849
  • Opened 1850

LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF A NEW INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, OLDHAM ROAD – On Wednesday afternoon, the ceremony of laying the corner-stone of a new independent chapel, about to be erected at the corner of Osborne Street and Oldham Road, took place.    …. (In April 1848 consideration was given to the building of a chapel and school in the neighbourhood and a building committee formed). …… A plan sent in by Mr Walters was adopted. The style of the building is Romanesque, and is to be executed in stone and brick. It is internally 73 feet long by 50 feet wide, and calculated to contain sittings for 500 adults and 300 children. The plan consists of nave and side aisles, divided into six bays; two staircases at the west end lead to galleries and to schools under the entire chapel, entering from the sides. The floor of the chapel is 6 feet 6 inches above the level of the street; the entrances to which are at the west end, by steps 27 feet in width under three arches, springing from columns supporting the west end of the nave. The side aisles are lighted by six windows on either side, divided by buttresses, and the nave by a clerestory, perforated by six small triplets, and carried by iron columns. The height of the chapel is 40 feet to the ridge of the nave roof, the trusses of which are open. The organ galleries and vestry are at the east end.  [Manchester Guardian 3 November 1849 page 8]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 3 November 1849 page 8 - foundation stone
Reference    Builder 16 March 1872 page 201 - list of works by Edward Walters
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