St Lawrence's Church, Denton facts for kids
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St Lawrence's Church in 2005
|Affiliation||Church of England|
|District||Diocese of Manchester|
|Province||Province of York|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Parish church|
|Location||Denton, Greater Manchester, England|
|Architect(s)||J Medland Taylor and Henry Taylor|
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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