Sunday, March 29, 2015

St Mary's Haughton Green Revisited

Following on from my earlier post featuring St Mary's, Haughton Green I've been back and taken some more photographs.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Lancashire, UK 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.

This shows the south side of the church viewed from Meadow Lane.

On the wall next to the rear door is a Millennium sundial.

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.

Further information on the history of the church can be found on the PittDixon website whilst current information can be found on the Church website.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.


  1. What an incredible looking church! Delicious.

  2. What a delightful church! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. i really enjoy it when you join us Gerald ... why? because you have some of the most unique churches to allow us into - so amazing!! have a lovely weekend & thanks again for sharing with. ( :

  4. I love it - many classic shapes and style, looking perfectly English to this American's eyes! The arched doors are my favorite detail :)

  5. Thats a lovely old gnarly tree in the first image. I love lychgates. My local church as a boy had one and a bier building for the cart outside of the church grounds I dont know if that was Mum and Dad were among the last buried there. #Sad but happy memories