Christ Church, Heaton Norris, Lancashire

Address: Heaton Norris, Stockport, Lancashire, SK4 2LJ
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The tower is not open to the public
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A ruined Victorian landmark

This fearsomely imposing landmark is all that remains of a Victorian church built in 1846. The church was gutted by fire in 1977 and, all but the tower and spire were destroyed.

The layout of the rest of the church can be seen in the foundations that remain. The church was formerly a chapelry of the parish of Manchester built by Manchester architect William Hayley in 1846.

It consisted of a nave, aisles, transepts, chancel and west tower and spire, constructed in coursed sandstone in a developed Early English style. All the fittings, glass, furnishings appear to have been stolen or destroyed in the fire, including the five clock bells by Warner (1896) which were stolen in 1977.

The tower itself is of four stages and is surmounted by a tall, slender spire. The best views of it are probably to be had from Stockport Station.

It was vested in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust in May 1979.

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Road directions

Off A6/Wellington Road north, 1 mile north of Stockport centre

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Stockport (0.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 889 908

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconCheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Anonymous (02 Feb 2012, 22:29)

    I am currently researching Christ Church, Heaton Norris, its past, present and future. I am aware the church is a grade two listed building and I was wondering if there are any current plans to allow the public to access the remains of the church.

  2. Neena E. Kennaway (17 Jan 2014, 22:02)

    The public can gain legal access to the church by contacting Diane Rigg at Mill Lane Cemeteries - her contact number is on the Facebook Page "Heaton Norris' Derelict Christ Church" - page admin, Neena Elizabeth Kennaway will happily give you the number if you fail to find it on that page.
    We gained legal access into the churchyard on September 13th, 2013

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Christ Church, Heaton Norris, Lancashire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.