The Anglican chapel in Salford’s Agecroft Cemetery is just one of a group of coordinated buildings designed by the Manchester architects Walter Sharp and Frederick Foster. The range of buildings also include the lodge, cemetery office, former non-conformist chapel (now the crematorium), imposing entrance gateway and perimeter walls. In addition there was a Roman Catholic chapel to the south of the cemetery which was demolished.
The Anglican Mortuary chapel was opened in 1903 by Manchester’s Bishop James Moorhouse. Designed as the centrepiece of the cemetery it is a remarkable building of considerable height, grandeur and robust construction. The importance of the chapel is reflected in its Grade II status and its unique design; a mixture of gothic, arts and crafts and art nouveau influences. For these reasons it must not be lost. Detailed information on the Chapel including the listing criteria can be found at: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1067513