Christ Church, Heaton Norris, Lancashire
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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 acquired by The Churches Conservation Trust in May 1979.
Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.
Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here
Text HEN to 70970 to give £5
Text HEN to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A strangely beautiful church
An oasis of calm among modern buildings
This is a tower only and there is no access to the public
Disabled access information
Steps to church from highway
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Off A6/Wellington Road north, 1 mile north of Stockport centre
Nearest railway station: Stockport (0.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, & Merseyside County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for Christ Church, Heaton Norris
All our Lancashire churches are in CCT's North region.
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Lancashire is in Diocese of Blackburn