SJ9494 : St George's stained glass: Mark

near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

St George's stained glass: Mark
St George's stained glass: Mark
Most of the stained glass windows of St George's Church were destroyed by or removed after a WWII bomb that exploded nearby. Four windows on the South side of the church have been restored. These windows are the 1950s replacements for the windows destroyed in the blitz. They were removed in the 1980s when the church building had to be closed because of dry rot in the roof and it was thought at the time that the church would have to be demolished. Fortunately it was saved and reopened in 1990. The cost of the rebuilding did not allow for luxuries like stained glass and these were reinstalled much more recently.

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St George's Church, Hyde
Prior to 1831, the Church of England had no place of worship in the township, and for ecclesiastical purposes Hyde was connected with the Parish Church of Stockport, which place many of the inhabitants attended. Others worshipped at Mottram, or at Denton Old Church.

The construction of the church began in 1831 and it was consecrated the following year. St. George's was first formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1843.

Details of the early history of St George's can be found at (LinkExternal link The Annals of Hyde: St George's Church)

St George’s Church is a Grade II listed building (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
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Saturday, 8 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 September, 2012
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1990 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9487 9441 [10m precision]
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