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Thursday, 4 August 2011

St George's Church

Today's Sky Watch image shows St George's Church in Mossley, with its tower and steeply pitched roof reaching for the sky.

The first church here was built in 1757 for just £600! They got quite good value for money as the church lasted 120 years before it began falling apart.

It was replaced by the present church, which was opened in 1882, with the tower being completed 5 years later. St George's parish covers the part of Mossley that was historically in Lancashire. The church is situated in Top Mossley, close to the road coming over the hill from Ashton.

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See Google Street View of this location.

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  1. THose old English churches are all beautiful. I am going to follow you o I can see more of Ashton under Lyne

  2. We could always tell folk from Mossley.
    I wish I had studied linguistics. It fascinates me no end. Amazing how you could distinguish where people were from. Oldham, Rochdale Dukinfield and so on and on.

  3. Those steeply pitched roofs are popular in Canada so that the snow slides off the roofs and doesn't put the strain of weight on the building.

  4. My mate who grew up in Ashton could tell what part of Ashton people were from, Ian! Even I, as an incomer, could hear slight differences between people from Hurst and the rest of Ashton. These days. with people moving around more, I suspect the differences are disappearing.

  5. what a beautiful old church...we do have some that look very similar here in virginia :)

  6. Indeed a beautiful old church,
    looks great against the cloudy and light blue sky :)


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