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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 25th August 2019

Banner Cross Methodist Church

Banner Cross [1] (1928-9) shows Hale moving away from the complex detailing of his earlier churches to a stripped down style with more emphasis on bold massing and a rigid geometry. N. D. Wilson in his article on Hale suggests that comparisons may be made between the monumental form of the tower of Banner Cross, built as a war memorial, and Sir Edwin Lutyens' CenotaphGlossary Term [2]. He also links the severity of treatment of the church with that of another Northern architect, Edgar Wood, both working in a very hard stone.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009