SJ6197 : St Luke's Church, Lowton

taken 9 years ago, near to Lowton, Wigan, Great Britain

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St Luke's Church, Lowton
St Luke's Church, Lowton
By the "Lowton Chapel Agreement", dated December 1st, 1731, twenty-seven charterers and freeholders within the township of Lowton agree that eleven acres of waste and common land on Lowton Common and on Lowton Heath, near the Locking Stoops, shall be enclosed at their expense, with the consent of Peter Legh, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Lowton, for the erecting of a Chapel of Ease, and of a convenient schoolhouse. The yearly profits of the land so enclosed were to be employed for the maintenance of an orthodox Minister of the Church of England. Overseers were 'appointed and given authority to set men on work for these purposes, and to see them paid out of monies to be collected from the inhabitants of Lowton, and from others charitably disposed to contribute to the said work.

From the date, 1732, on the Church door, the building seems to have been completed within a year, but the Chapel was not consecrated until St.Luke's Day, Thursday 18th October 1733, when the ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Chester, in whose diocese it then was.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 January, 2011
Church (Church of England)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 616 977 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4882N 2:34.7555W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 616 977
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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