Arts & Crafts Church, Long Street, Middleton

opr00256The Arts and Crafts Church is a stunning masterpiece of Victorian design – one to rival the Mackintosh buildings of Glasgow. Its bold art nouveau exterior hides a wonderfully light interior with beautiful original features.

A Sunday School and lecture room – now the Middleton Edgar Wood Centre – complete this unique Arts & Crafts composition. These lovely white buildings enclose an ‘outside room’ garden as a children’s playground. Inside, the school is defined by four rustic open roofs and art nouveau features.

These Long Street buildings are the most perfect example of Arts & Crafts architecture. They redefined church and school design at the turn of the last century and were enthusiastically published from Germany to California. They are a testament to Edgar Wood, the architect who transformed Middleton though his modern humane vision.