Building Name

Unitarian Chapel, Dunham Road, Altrincham

Dunham Road
GMCA, England
New Build
J. P. Cardwell, of Altrincham

ALTRINCHAM - A new Unitarian Chapel was opened at Altrincham on Wednesday week. It has been erected by Mr J. P. Cardwell, of Altrincham, from the designs of Mr Thomas Worthington, of Manchester. The interior consists of a nave 57ft.long, and one aisle to the north, separated from it by five arches with granite shafts, making a total width of 37ft. The east end is apsidal. The exterior of the building is plain but substantial, being faced with brick, and stone dressings round the entrance doorway and windows, the heads of which are filled with geometric tracery. The west end has two gables, and the roof is carried round the east end, having a large gilt cross at the apex of the apse. The chapel is fitted with pitch pine seats for about 225 adults and 40 children. Five handsome gas coronae, suspended from the roof, are the work of Messrs T. Thomason & Company of Birmingham. The cost of the whole has been somewhere about £3,000.

Reference    Building News 27 December 1872 page 508
Reference    British Architect 2 February 1877 Page 75 (and illustration - perspective)