Salford Cathedral

Salford Cathedral, on Chapel Street, is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist.  Designed by Matthew Ellison Hadfield of Weightman, Hadfield and Goldie from Sheffield, the foundation stone was laid by Bishop James Sharple.  As the plaque below shows, the cathedral was consecrated in 1890

English Heritage listed it in 1980 as Grade II*.  Their description of the building says that it is, " Coursed and squared stone with Welsh slate roof. c1300 Gothic style, extensively modelled on Selby and Howden. Nave with 2 aisles, central tower and spire, aisled chancel. .... Cathedral tower rises above nave with paired bell chamber lights in deep, shafted recesses. Angle buttresses terminating in pinnacles with quatrefoil parapet running between them."


On the eastern side of the Cathedral is Cathedral House that was originally the Theological College.  Built circa 1850, it is also described as being constructed of coursed and squared stone with steeply pitched Welsh slate roofs.  "L-plan with entrance range facing the road behind a courtyard. 3 storeys. 3-window range with central full-height canted bay with polygonal slated roof containing narrow central dormer. Large porch or porte cochere with shallow segmental archway, and paired sash windows above."


A look inside ...

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