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Parish Church of St Mary, Radcliffe

The Parish Church of St Mary, Radcliffe is a church in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. It was built during the 14th century, but the tower was not added until the 15th century. The building is designated Grade I by English Heritage, having been listed in 1966 under its former name of the Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew.[1] In 1991, some local parishes were merged, and the church adopted its present name.[2]

St Mary, Radcliffe
Parish Church of St Mary, Radcliffe
Parish Church of St Mary, Radcliffe.jpg
St Mary, Radcliffe is located in Greater Manchester
St Mary, Radcliffe
St Mary, Radcliffe
53°33′52″N 2°18′29″W / 53.564428°N 2.308084°W / 53.564428; -2.308084Coordinates: 53°33′52″N 2°18′29″W / 53.564428°N 2.308084°W / 53.564428; -2.308084
LocationRadcliffe, Greater Manchester
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipCentral
History
Former name(s)Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew
Architecture
Completed14th century
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Manchester
ProvinceProvince of York
Clergy
Vicar(s)The Revd Carol Hayden
Assistant priest(s)The Revd Elizabeth Binns

The churchyard contains the war graves of six soldiers of World War I and three of World War II.[3]

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ConservationEdit

The church roof was restored in 2008–09, at a cost of £250,000.[4]

On Boxing Day 2015 the church was inundated by flood waters so bad that the church was unapproachable until the Monday 28 December. The flooding caused thousands of pounds worth of damage, including many cherished artefacts.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew", Images of England, retrieved 23 December 2007
  2. ^ "Radcliffe Parish Church", Radcliffe Parish Church, archived from the original on 17 March 2007, retrieved 14 January 2008
  3. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report, breakdown obtained from casualty record.
  4. ^ Clarke, Gaynor (14 November 2008), "Radcliffe Parish Church to get new roof", Bury Times, archived from the original on 20 July 2011, retrieved 5 July 2008
  5. ^ "Priceless artefacts damaged as floods leave church facing months of closure". Bury Times. Retrieved 2018-07-29.

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