St Lawrence's Church, Denton

St Lawrence's Church in Denton (grid reference SJ92639506) is a timber-framed church and a Grade II* listed building; it is one of only 29 surviving timber framed churches and chapels in England. The chapelry of Denton was established in 1531 with the construction of the chapel of ease, then Roman Catholic in the Diocese of Lichfield and dedicated to St James.[1][2]

St Lawrence's Church, Denton
St Lawrence's Church, Denton 2005.jpg
St Lawrence's Church in 2005
AffiliationChurch of England
DistrictDiocese of Manchester
ProvinceProvince of York
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusParish church
LocationDenton, Greater Manchester, England
St Lawrence's Church, Denton is located in Greater Manchester
St Lawrence's Church, Denton
Shown within Greater Manchester
Geographic coordinates53°27′07″N 2°06′39″W / 53.4520°N 2.1109°W / 53.4520; -2.1109Coordinates: 53°27′07″N 2°06′39″W / 53.4520°N 2.1109°W / 53.4520; -2.1109
Architect(s)J Medland Taylor and Henry Taylor
MaterialsTimber framed

The church was rededicated to St Lawrence in 1839 and became a parish church in 1854.[2] In 1872, the church was expanded and remodelled by J Medland Taylor and Henry Taylor. The church features sixteenth century stained glass.[1] The church was restored between 1993 and 2003, funded by Tameside MBC.[2] Further restoration began in 2009.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Mike Nevell (1991). Tameside 1066-1700. Tameside Metropolitan Borough and University of Manchester Archaeological Unit. pp. 80, 86, 123–4, 136. ISBN 1-871324-02-5.
  2. ^ a b c Mike Nevell and Ivan Hradil (2005). St Lawrence’s Church and the archaeology of the Medieval Timber-framed Churches of England and Wales. Tameside Metropolitan Borough and University of Manchester Archaeological Unit. pp. 31, 46, 78. ISBN 1-871324-30-0.