Stockport: St Matthew

Stockport: St Matthew
Record Type:
Church code:
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of Stockport St Matthew
Exterior image of Stockport St Matthew
Photograph of the outside of the church as seen from the north-east across St Matthew's Road.
Year / Date:
September 2011
Archbishops' Council
Catherine Townsend

Summary Description

St Matthew’s is located in Edgeley Heath, a residential area characterised by its rows of red brick Victorian terrace housing, south-west of Stockport town centre and west of the A6. It was built 1853-8 to designs of Joseph Stretch Crowther, except the large tower and spire, which were added in 1866. The church is a large stone building featuring pointed windows under hood-moulds in the aisles with quatrefoils above at clerestorey level. 2-light south aisle windows with buttresses separate each bay. A varied roofline marks the distinction between aisles, nave and chancel.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

Catherine Townsend (September 2011) Exterior image of Stockport St Matthew [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of Stockport St Matthew
Catherine Townsend (September 2011) Interior image of 609383 Stockport St Matthew [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 609383 Stockport St Matthew
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 04715

Coverage - 1853-1858

Created by ?CHRISTIAN, Ewan: b. 1814 - d. 1895 of London;CROWTHER, Joseph Stretch: b. 1832 - d. 1893 of Manchester

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 9 Bells [Archive/Index]
9 Bells