SJ8990 : George Bowring of Manchester

taken 4 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

George Bowring of Manchester
George Bowring of Manchester
The inscription on the north face of the Bowring family tomb at St Peter's SJ8990 : The Bowring family tomb reads:

GEORGE BOWRING F.R.C.S OF MANCHESTER
BORN FEBRUARY 12th 1818 DIED MARCH 3rd 1902

FRANCES WIFE OF GEORGE BOWRING OF MANCHESTER
BORN MAY 30th 1836 MARRIED JUNE 30th 1864 DIED OCT 23rd 1872
GEORGE EDWARD THEIR ONLY SON B.A. CAUIS COLL. CAMBRIDGE
BORN SEPTEMBER 7th 1868, DIED AUGUST 22nd 1902.
ROSE ELIZABETH, THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
BORN MAY 24th 1867, DIED SEPTEMBER 25TH 1906

A biographical entry for George Bowring (1818-1902) can be found at LinkExternal link
St Peter's Church, Stockport
St Peter's Church was built as a chapel at ease, at the behest of William Wright, in red brick with slate roof and round-headed windows to the nave. The west tower rises to an octagonal belfry with clock face. The chancel was added in 1888.

William Wright was Lord of the Manor of Offerton and Mottram St Andrew. His town house in Stockport was the Mansion House on High Street and St Petersgate was constructed by him as a convenient route between his house and his church.

It was consecrated on 31st May 1768 by Bishop Edmund Keene. In 1861 St Peter's became an "Ecclesiastical District", only becoming a fully fledged Parish in 1968. In 1985 the Parish became a United Benefice with St Thomas.

The church clock, built in 1769 by John Whitehurst, is the oldest public clock in Greater Manchester. The mechanism is on view in the church having been restored to working order in 1985.

High up in the belfry is a bell cast at the Rudhall Foundry in Gloucester and inscribed "Prosperity to this town T.R. 1768".

Church website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Person (from Tags)
George Bowring  Frances Bowring  Rose Elizabeth Bowring 
Date (from Tags)
1818  1902  1836  1864  1872  1868  1867  1906 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8947 9028 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5536N 2:9.5921W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8947 9029
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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