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Pole Bank 1910 ----------------------------------------------------------Town Hall 1937 --------------------------------------------- Cenotaph 1990

Monday, 21 February 2011

Mottram Congregational Church

This photograph, © Frank Bennett, first appeared on the Images of England site and is republished here with permission.

Date Photographed: 21st August 2000.

The official description is
SJ 99 NE LONGDENDALE STALYBRIDGE ROAD (west side) 4/85 Mottram Congregational 19.7.79 Church - II Chapel. 1791, altered 1836 and 1852. Stone plinth, rendered walls, slate roof and hammer-dressed stone wing of 1852. 3 bays with outshut to rear and small later wing to right. The only external features are 3 round-headed windows with keystones and a plaque recording the name of the church. Interior much altered. Principal interest is historical as it was built as a Methodist meeting house, changed to the New Connexion in 1803 and to a Congregational church in c.1850. It is said to be the oldest surviving Methodist chapel in the Manchester area which is still in use as a place of worship.
See my recent photograph on Hyde Daily Photo.

1 comment:

  1. The Congregational (congoes)is opposite the where the Conservetive club and bowling green used to stand, its three houses now and the back entrance to Woods shop. When we were kids the parents use to send us to collect buckets of old grass clipping to use as fertilizer for plants "and make sure its well rotted" that stuff stank, the "congoes" was the home of Mottram cubs and Scouts, happy days


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