Stockport, St George, Cheshire, **

“St. George’s is big and rich, a recreation of East Anglia’s noblest in powerful red Runcorn stone. The plan is cruciform, with transepts, high clerestory, battlements and a massive tower with flying buttresses to its spire. Such is the purity of the Gothic revival that the exterior comes complete with gargoyles, saints’ niches and figures of seated bishops. Hubert Austin was not a reproducer of Gothic, more a recreator. This is a Victorian building.”

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