SJ8896 : Hyde Road, Gorton

taken 6 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

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Hyde Road, Gorton
Hyde Road, Gorton
The A57 through Gorton viewed from the top deck of a bus outside the stop for Tesco. Up ahead is the spire of Brookfield Unitarian Church.
Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton :: SJ8895
The grade II* listed building LinkExternal link was commissioned and endowed by Richard Peacock, engineer and partner in locomotive-building firm of Beyer and Peacock. The cornerstone was laid on October 30th 1869. Replacing the former Gorton Chapel which was built in 1703, it was designed by Manchester architect Thomas Worthington, a prominent Manchester Unitarian, and opened in 1870.

The grounds contain many graves dating from the former chapel and a mausoleum for Richard Peacock and his son Ralph. LinkExternal link The tower houses a peel of eight bells but they are only rarely rung. The adjacent grade II listed LinkExternal link Sunday School was sold to a Housing Association and converted into retirement homes after becoming disused and derelict for a number of years.

Interesting accounts of the church can be found at the Gorton Local History Group Archives site: Archive LinkExternal link and on Robert Siddall's memorabilia site: Archive LinkExternal link
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SJ8896, 117 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
A57 
Place (from Tags)
Gorton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8866 9604 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.6590N 2:10.3358W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8864 9604
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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A Road (Classified A)  Tesco  Unitarian Church  Church Spire 

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