SC4384 : Christ Church Laxey

taken 7 years ago, near to Laxey, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Christ Church Laxey
Christ Church Laxey
Built principally for the lead miners.
On May 2nd 1850, G W Dumbell bought a parcel of land and a building fund was launched. It was decided that the name would be Christ Church, and that the building work would be carried out by George Dumbell and the Mining Company. The architect was Ewan Christian RIBA. He also designed four other Manx Churches – the Dhoon, Ballasalla, Marown and St Thomas’s Church in Douglas. His best known work was carried out at Carlisle Cathedral. The building work began and the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop (Lord Auckland) who was Bishop of Sodor and Mann from 1847 to 1854. Six years later the building work was completed at a cost of ?950, and G W Dumbell agreed to the sale of the Church and the surrounding land to the Bishop for the consideration of five shillings on 27 May 1856. On the same day the service of consecration took place.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
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Religious sites  Quarrying, Mining  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 844 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.8924N 4:24.3066W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 844
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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