SJ8597 : St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green

near to Manchester, Great Britain

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green
St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green
The St Thomas Centre was constructed as a 2-storey church in 1741. Over time, the building has been widened and extended eastwards through the formation of a pair of bays. The building has a relatively simple Georgian style of red brick punctuated with 7 vertically aligned windows at ground and first floor levels. The 'Italianate' campanile tower to the west elevation of the building has also been added to the original structure (in 1836). The building incorporates has moulded cornice and a brick parapet concealing a shallow pitched roof.

The building is set back from its southern boundary (with Ardwick Green North) by a graveyard comprising of gravestones that have been laid flat. The southern and western boundaries are defined by brick walls and railings, with a brick wall along the eastern boundary. The northern elevation has a shallow set back from the back of footpath to Niven Street. The southern boundary is punctuated by pedestrian access points to the east and west. The 'western' access has been adapted to provide and accessible route to the main entrance to the building on the western elevation.

The church building was listed as Grade II in 1974 LinkExternal link and was declared redundant and deconsecrated as a place of worship in 1978. The building was purchased by Manchester City Council in 1980 and subsequently re-opened as a centre for the voluntary and community use. It functions as an office for Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation LinkExternal link and provides accommodation for other local and national voluntary and community sector groups, providing associated conference, meeting and training events.
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium  Religious sites  Public buildings and spaces  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Ardwick Green 
Former (from Tags)
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8518 9731 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3387N 2:13.4841W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8516 9728
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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