St Augustine's conservation area

Designation date 1981
Area 2.12 hectares (5.24 acres)
Listed building entries 3

Background information

St Augustine's conservation area lies within the former township of Pendlebury and is bounded by the A666 Bolton Road to the north, a public footpath to the east, a residential area and church to the west and an industrial building complex to the south. A map showing the boundary of the conservation area is available to download at the bottom of the page.

The conservation area contains St Augustine's Church, one of only six grade I listed buildings in the city of Salford, the former schoolhouse (now the Environmental Institute) and the gatehouse. This group of buildings was designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner and were built between 1871 and 1874.

St Augustine's Church is a lavish brick and stone building in Bodley's individual gothic style. The lofty nave and chancel are flanked, not by conventional aisles, but by arcaded wall piers, creating a series of side bays. The east end is spectacular both inside and out with a fine gilded altar screen and carved figures.

The old school is a modest brick and stone building with a long tiled roof, flanking the formal approach to the church, which it resembles in many of its details.

The gatehouse is the formal entrance to Bodley's layout. It is a small two storey cottage in brickwork and banded stone, sheltering a gothic archway which gives access to the main approach.

Draft conservation area appraisal

In June 2007, the council published a draft appraisal for St Augustine's conservation area. This document has not been formally adopted by the city council, however it can still be used as a basis for understanding its special character and appearance. The draft conservation area appraisal and its associated documents are available to download at the bottom of the page.

Listed building entries within the conservation area Grade
St Augustines Gatehouse, Bolton Road II
The Environmental Institute, Bolton Road II
Church of St Augustine, Bolton Road I

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This page was last updated on 7 April 2016

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