SJ8989 : Holt Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Holt Street
Holt Street
The short street off Higher Hillgate leads to St Thomas's Parish Church. On the right is Burley House which has been converted into apartments. The ground floor is home to hire company HSS.
Parish Church of St Thomas, Hillgate, Stockport
St Thomas' Parish Church was opened in 1825 having been built as one of a hundred churches funded by grants from the government and regarded as a thanksgiving for victory over Napoleon, hence the name "Waterloo" Churches. St. Thomas was built in the classical style and is now recognised as a building of National importance being Grade 1 Listed LinkExternal link

It was built to front onto Hillgate which was then the main route from London to Manchester and Carlisle, hence the grand portico at the East end, before Wellington Road (A6) was opened soon after.

It is in the process of restoration and over the last few years the dedicated congregation have raised funds to renew the roof, restore the tower and cupola and clock faces and include more facilities inside the church, including toilets and a kitchen, to enable it to be used as a venue for concerts and recitals.

Since 2012, St. Thomas has been placed on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register, and the group "Friends of St. Thomas" was set up in 2013 as a way of securing the future of the church for generations to come.

Church website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8987 8967 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2251N 2:9.2299W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8988 8968
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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