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Holy Name Church Also known as The Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

 

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  • Holy Name Church

Other Information

  • The church was opened on October 15th 1871.
  • The octagonal tower was extended to 56.4m in 1928, using a design by Adrian Gilbert Scott. The original 1869 plan called for a spire 73m high but this was never built due to poor quality ground beneath the site.
  • The church is famously mentioned in the song 'Vicar in a Tutu' by The Smiths.

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Architect
Joseph Aloysius Hansom, Adrian Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
3141
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
08-06-2007
 

Building Location

Address
Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9PG
Council
Manchester City Council
County
Greater Manchester
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1869
Completion date
1928
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
56.40

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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