Sunday, May 17, 2015

Two Trees Lane United Methodist Free Church

Two Trees Lane United Methodist Free Church, Haughton Green, Denton, Manchester, UK was built next door to the Cock Hotel, which predates it. Architecturally, it has a strong resemblance to the Wesleyan Sunday School on the opposite side of Two Trees Lane (now much altered), which was built in 1877, and it is possible that the same architect designed both buildings.

The date of closure of the church is unknown but trade directories suggest that it was prior to 1903. It was by then known as Victoria Works and was occupied by the engineering firm of John Brown (Denton) Ltd which was founded in 1880 and specialised in the manufacture of hat wire and spokes for the cycle and motor trades.

Additional information on its history can be found on the Pitt Dixon website.

The current occupiers are Moorside Manufacturing, a family owned and run precision engineering company formed in 1991.

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  1. Gerald, but where are the two trees? Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. Amazing historic church! Glad it's still being used, but somehow the modern sign takes away from the beauty of the building.

  3. I love the window! Have a great day!

  4. The window is beautiful and I was wondering why there was a advertising sign on the church until I read it is no longer a church.

  5. I really like the brick!

  6. Well at ;east it is still in use though an Engineering company, but then they tend to be in high buildings as well.

  7. My Mother-in-Law's mother was apparently born at 72 Two Trees Lane, Denton in 1897 (according to her birth certificate). I'm fascinated. Did she go into labour and give birth during a church service? Or was the church briefly a hospital before becoming John Brown's? I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of this mystery?

    1. Hi May - I'd have no idea. Since your blogger profile is not publicly accessible there is no way anyway is likely to find and answer your query here. I suggest you join one of the Haughton Green groups on Facebook as someone there might have an idea or two.