SD8400 : St Luke's Church Tower, Cheetham Hill

near to Broughton, Salford, Great Britain

St Luke's Church Tower, Cheetham Hill
St Luke's Church Tower, Cheetham Hill
Now derelict, St Luke's Church at Cheetham Hill was built in 1836. St Luke’s was a well-known church in the area, and the composer Mendelssohn is reputed to have played the organ here in 1847, the year of his death, when he visited Manchester to give a performance of his 'Elijah' (LinkExternal link Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project).

In 1877 St. Luke's was the wealthiest of Manchester's churches and attracted a fashionable congregation but towards the end of the 19th century it began to decline as people moved further from the city centre. Sadly, the church fell into disuse in the 1970s and was partly demolished in the late 1980s. However, the tower remains and is a prominent local landmark; it is currently in the care of The Heritage Trust for the North West.

Here are a couple of photographs showing how it looked before the demolition:
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2011
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Saturday, 3 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Suburb, Urban fringe  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8452 0082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.2305N 2:14.0912W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8458 0080
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