Sunday, 15 December 2013

A closer look at St Mary's Catholic Church, Heaton Norris

I've featured this church before on 28th May 2013 viewed then from across the M60 motorway which now isolates it from the town.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Roman Road, Dodge Hill was designed by Pugin & Pugin,1897 and is a prominent local landmark. It is constructed of red brick with stone dressings and window tracery and a slate roof.

The west front has a tall gabled bellcote on a stepped base beneath which is a statue of the Virgin and Child. Stepped buttresses framing a large rose window are flanked by traceried windows with paired lights.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.


  1. The old red brick is absolutely beautiful. I would love to attend services here. The inside must be lovely, too.

  2. gorgeous. love the shape & all those windows. ( :

  3. hee hee... They don't build 'em with brick anymore in earthquake-prone California!

    Gerald, is that entry a later years add-on? It looks as if some brick has been replaced behind the entrance.

    1. In the top photo there is a more modern building on the left probably connected with but not part of the church

    2. Hi Gerald, the new building is the presbytery (Home to the parish priest(s).) I attended this primary school up till 1967.

  4. It looks so British to me! Lovely church, Gerald.