2016

SJ9295 : St Lawrence's church

taken 8 years ago, near to Denton, Tameside, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title St Lawrence's church in this square
St Lawrence's church
St Lawrence's church
Viewed from Market Street.
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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SJ9295, 842 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Gerald England   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 18 January, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 January, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9262 9505 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1293N 2:6.7558W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9260 9507
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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