Christ Church, Heaton Norris, Lancashire

Heaton Norris, Stockport, Lancashire, SK4 2LJ
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Please note that this is a tower only with no visitor access to either the churchyard or the interior. For further information please contact Mark Sproat via email [email protected]
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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!