SJ9295 : St Lawrence's, Denton

taken 9 years ago, near to Haughton Green, Tameside, Great Britain

St Lawrence's, Denton
St Lawrence's, Denton
Viewed from Market Street.

St Lawrence was founded in 1468. The original dedication to St. James was changed by the rector around 1800. A timber-framed Church dated from the 1530s, it became a parish church in 1839. More information at LinkExternal link
St Lawrence's Church, Denton
St Lawrence's Church, Denton is on the busy Ashton to Stockport Road (A6017), and so is a notable landmark for many travellers. It is at the centre of the parish of St Lawrence, about a quarter of a mile from Denton Town Centre.

The church is a timber-framed building dating from 1531 at the most conservative estimate. It is one of only 29 of this type of common mediŠval church building remaining in England and Wales.

Originally the timber-framed structure was neither a parish church nor dedicated to St. Lawrence. It began as a chapel of ease dedicated to St. James. It became a parish church under the name St. Lawrence in 1839.
It is known locally as:
Th'owd Peg, because of the wooden pegs used to join the timbers, or alternatively,
The black and white church (for obvious reasons).

More information can be found at LinkExternal link (church web site)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 926 950 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1132N 2:6.7286W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 925 950
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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