Sunday, March 08, 2015

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Meadow Lane, Haughton Green

Photograph © Gerald England

Following up on my earlier post about Haughton Green, the Church of St Mary the Virgin is of timber frame construction and was built in 1874/6, the architects being the brothers James Medland and Henry Taylor of Manchester. The design was inspired by the nearby Church of St Lawrence in Denton. The foundation stone was laid by its benefactor, James Walton, on Saturday, 11 April 1874 and the church was consecrated on Saturday, 25 March 1876. More information can be found on the PittDixon site. The church is Grade II listed.

The lychgate is also by James Medland and Henry Taylor. The slated roof is supported by a timber frame that, in turn, rests on stone walls. The two posts rise from, and are braced to, sole plates attached to the walls. The upper parts of the posts are braced to tie-beam trusses on each side and the eaves and verges overhang the roof trusses. The timber gates are hung on iron hinges. It too is Grade II listed.

For current activity visit the Church website.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.


  1. Nice - a bit different from the churches one usually see in the UK.

  2. A lovely church at a point in the road. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. i love the gate ... very cool area. thank you for sharing Gerald. you enjoy your week. take care. ( :