St Lawrence's Church, Denton :: Shared Description

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 mediæval 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)
by David Dixon
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SJ9295 : Entrance to St Lawrence's by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Elizabeth Hannah Rothwell's beneficence by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's Lychgate by Gerald England
SJ9295 : East Window by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Monument to Mary Assheton by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's churchyard by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Memorial to William Cooke by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Town Lane Lychgate by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Royal coat of arms by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Shawcross Memorial by Gerald England
SJ9295 : William and Peter Whitehead's grave by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's churchyard by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's font by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Stained glass in St Lawrence's by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's, Denton by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's, Denton by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's, Denton by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Blue Plaque: Church of St Lawrence by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's pulpit by Gerald England
SJ9295 : St Lawrence's: Faith by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Stained glass in St Lawrence's by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Incumbents of this parish by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Stained glass in St Lawrence's by Gerald England
SJ9295 : Blue Plaque: John Angier by Gerald England
SJ9295 : I Am The Good Shepherd Feed My Lambs by Gerald England

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Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2016, Updated: Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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