Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.
This week it’s the turn of the former St Saviour’s Church in Plymouth Grove, Chorlton-on-Medlock.
The original image, dating from 1900, has been shot from Upper Brook Street looking toward the church site between Plymouth View and Dryden Street.
St Saviour’s Church was consecrated on November 11th 1836 and was built in the neo-classical style with Ionic pillars at the front. As our photo shows, it has an austere look about it.
The cost of the church – an estimated £6,000 – was met by public subscription.
Parked outside on the cobbled street are two horse-drawn carriages. Perhaps they are waiting for a service to end. The Anglican parish church could seat 1,700 people.
The original church was demolished in 1964 and replaced by a new building on the same site. This in turn was demolished in 1974 – perhaps to make way for a proposed ring road.
The churchyard still exists. It contains gravestones and a cross standing on a hill.
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