SD8400 : St Luke's, Cheetham Hill

taken 6 years ago, near to Broughton, Salford, Great Britain

St Luke's, Cheetham Hill
St Luke's, Cheetham Hill
St Luke's Church at Cheetham Hill was built in 1836. Now derelict, St Luke’s was a well-known church in the area, and the composer Mendelssohn is reputed to have played the organ here when he visited Manchester to give a performance of his 'Elijah' in 1847, the year of his death (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 it began to decline, towards the end of the 19th century, 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; leaving only the crumbling tower, which remains a 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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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8454 0081 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.2251N 2:14.0731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8458 0079
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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