SJ8696 : St Benedict's from Bennett Street

taken 1 year ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

St Benedict's from Bennett Street
St Benedict's from Bennett Street
St Benedict's Church was built in 1880 to a design by J S Crowther. The massive and imposing Grade II* listed building LinkExternal link with a church that had an attached school house and presbytery, it benefited from the support of a sole benefactor, the local wealthy merchant, John Marsland Bennett. It closed in 2002 and became an "at risk" building.

It was saved by climber, John Dunne, who after much hard work and a 70,000 grant from English Heritage opened the Manchester Climbing Centre LinkExternal link on Saturday 26th February 2005 having replaced pews with synthetic rock faces and placing a cave where once the altar stood.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Religious sites 
Former (from Tags)
Anglican Church  At Risk Building 
Place (from Tags)
West Gorton 
Date (from Tags)
1880  2002  2005 
Person (from Tags)
Js Crowther  John Marsland Bennett  John Dunne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8654 9697 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.1575N 2:12.2539W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8649 9698
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Other Tags
Grade II(star) Listed Building  Climbing Centre 

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