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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

St Michael's and All Angels


St Michael's and All Angels church at Mottram in Longdendale dominates the skyline in many directions. This particular view was taken from Ashworth Lane.

The first church here was probably in the 13th century. As the Parish website informs us
The present church dates from the end of 15th century. The building of the tower was supported by a bequest from Sir Edmund Shaa, a native of the area who rose to fame and fortune in London and died in 1488. It is possible that the whole of the outside walls were rebuilt at the same time, perhaps as an enlargement of the existing building. In 1855 the church underwent a major restoration under the direction of local architect E.H. Shellard, during which the height of the nave roof was raised, allowing for much more imposing clerestory windows.
My other ABC-Wednesday S posts this week are ~~ Sundial Cottage at Old Hyde ~~ Scream at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ South Pier at Sunset at Sithenah

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10 comments:

Ida said...

Nice silhouette of the old church with some great historical facts.

MY S

mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely shot for a christmas card! Our church is also St. Michael's.

Picturing of Life said...

wow...that is beautiful church

Mine in here Thanks

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photo.

babooshka said...

What a beautiful old church, and good s of course. My nosey question today is, would this church be locked of an evening now?

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful old church, and the post was very interesting!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

old english churches always look to me as if they resemble castles. the architecture of a greek church is really quite different. our local church is dedicated to the holy spirit.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

oops, forgot to say, my S was a street sweeper

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" really appreciates these old churches. The U.S. is "too young" to have these magnificent edifices.

Petunia said...

A very beautiful church:)

Petunia's ABC

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