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St Lawrence's Church, Denton
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St Lawrence's Church in 2005
Religion
Affiliation Church of England
District Diocese of Manchester
Province Province of York
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Location
Location Denton, Greater Manchester, England
Architecture
Architect(s) J Medland Taylor and Henry Taylor
Architectural type Church
Completed 1532
Materials Timber framed

St Lawrence's Church in Denton 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.

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

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