SD6703 : Atherton Parish Church (St John the Baptist)

taken 7 years ago, near to Atherton, Wigan, Great Britain

Atherton Parish Church (St John the Baptist)
Atherton Parish Church (St John the Baptist)
St John the Baptist's Church is on Market Street, in Atherton town centre. There have been at least 3 chapels or churches on this site.

A chapel dedicated to St John the Baptist at Chowbent was built in 1645 as the second chapel of ease to Leigh Parish Church. This first chapel was replaced by a new St John's Chapel on the same site which was consecrated in 1814. This second chapel was, in turn, replaced by the present church, consecrated in 1879.

It is a Grade II Listed building (LinkExternal link - Images of England).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6760 0312 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.4244N 2:29.4107W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6763 0307
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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