SJ8896 : St James Gorton

taken 7 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

St James Gorton
St James Gorton
From the end of Sibley Street.

The original place of worship for Gortonians was a wattle and daub, thatched building erected sometime towards the end of the 15th century (no exact date recorded), which was dedicated to St James. This lasted until 1753, when it was in such a poor state of repair that it was resolved to build a new brick church, which took 2 years to construct and was opened on St Thomas's day 1755. This one was dedicated to St.Thomas. By 1868, this too was in a poor state and the present church was built with money supplied by the local industrialist and philanthropist, Charles Beyer. This present church of St.James, having reverted to its original patron, was opened in 1871 and is the 2nd church to stand close to the site of the original. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
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Person (from Tags)
Charles Beyer 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 886 964 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.8692N 2:10.3818W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 886 964
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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