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Manchester's Lost Churches

porticoGlossary Term [1], the only one for which an architect is known. Others did not lack ambition. St John, of 1768-9. was an early example of the GothicGlossary Term [2] Revival nehich had galleris supported by slender GothicGlossary Term [3] cast-iron columns. It was built for local landowner and businessman Edward Byrom whose choice of style may be explained by the fact that he was, according to Aston's 1804 Manchester Guide, 'a zealous churchman, and much attached to all its ceremonies'. St Mary, west of Deansgate (1753-6), was conventional apart from the extraordinary tower. The GothicGlossary Term [4] third stage was copied from the medieval parish church, and topped by an approximation of the rotundaGlossary Term [5] and steepleGlossary Term [6] of James Gibbs' St Martin-in-the-Fields in London (1722-6). Dr Joan Lane attributes the addition to Timothy Lightholer.

Dates of consecration and demolition (dem.) are given, unless otherwise stated.

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