Golden Cluster Tours

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Long Street WindowArts & Crafts Church and Edgar Wood’s Buildings Tour

Take the fascinating guided tour of the Arts & Crafts Church and adjacent school. Enjoy ‘cutting edge’ Art Nouveau and beautiful fittings of England’s finest Methodist church. See Middleton’s Arts & Crafts ‘Trinity’ and The Northern Art Workers Guild exhibition. Enjoy a walking tour of some of Edgar Wood’s experimental houses and see how he created the art deco style. Sat Nav: Long Street M24 5UE – see map

Access and Facilities – Car parking is at the rear on Lever Street. Wheelchair access is limited to roughly 50% of the church and Edgar Wood Centre interior and not the garden due to substantial changes in level. Disabled toilet available.

St. Leonard's ChurchSt. Leonard’s Church & Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Tour

Enjoy five centuries of art and handicraft in Manchester’s finest medieval church.  Restored by Edgar Wood and beautified by Arts & Crafts designers, discover medieval brasses, a rood screen and misericords, Jacobean and Georgian craftsmanship and fine examples of Victorian and twentieth century craft work. There is a excellent sequence of stained glass windows including the famous medieval Flodden Window. Sat Nav: New Lane M24 6DE – see map 

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is a short walk away (0.2 miles). It is believed to be the oldest surviving Queen Elizabethan Grammar School building. It was Edgar Wood’s childhood school and you can even see his graffiti on the walls! Sat Nav: Boarshaw Road M24 6BR – see map

Access and Facilities – Car parking is at St. Leonard’s Square, immediately adjacent the church, and at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Most of St. Leonard’s Church and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is accessible to wheelchairs. Toilets are available at the church and school but, unfortunately, no disabled toilet at the church.

Getting to the Golden Cluster

The Arts & Crafts Church and Golden Cluster are superbly located just north of Middleton town centre. Access by car is excellent with the M60 and M62 providing access from the north, south, east and west.

SATNAV – Long Street Methodist Church, Lever Street, Middleton, Manchester. M24 5UE

SATNAV – St Leonard’s Square, New Lane, Middleton, M24 6DE

The No. 17 bus between Manchester and Rochdale passes through the area along Long Street (alight at Jubilee Park/Middleton Library) and Middleton Bus Station is also within walking distance. The nearest railway station is Mills Hill, a mile and a half east of Middleton centre. It lies on the Caldervale Line between Manchester and Leeds.