SJ9295 : St Lawrence's churchyard

taken 7 months ago, near to Haughton Green, Tameside, Great Britain

St Lawrence's churchyard
St Lawrence's churchyard

A nice display of flowers in the churchyard.

In the foreground is a stone mounting block which was once used to help people mount and dismount from their horses when they came to worship.

In the background is the Chapel House public house.
St Lawrence's Church, Denton
St Lawrence's Church, Denton is on the busy Ashton to Stockport Road (A6017), and so is a notable landmark for many travellers. It is at the centre of the parish of St Lawrence, about a quarter of a mile from Denton Town Centre.

The church is a timber-framed building dating from 1531 at the most conservative estimate. It is one of only 29 of this type of common mediŠval church building remaining in England and Wales.

Originally the timber-framed structure was neither a parish church nor dedicated to St. Lawrence. It began as a chapel of ease dedicated to St. James. It became a parish church under the name St. Lawrence in 1839.
It is known locally as:
Th'owd Peg, because of the wooden pegs used to join the timbers, or alternatively,
The black and white church (for obvious reasons).

More information can be found at LinkExternal link (church web site)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9262 9503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1186N 2:6.7558W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9261 9503
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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