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St Mary Church of England, Balderstone

St Mary,
Oldham Rd,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1871.

(pp 121-123)
This beautiful church is situated in Lowerplace, Oldham-road, a thriving village, which has been lately brought within the Borough of Rochdale, and was, in addition to the fine spacious schools and vicarage, built by the liberality of Messrs. Radcliffe. ... [description of interior] The building was consecrated by the Bishop of Manchester, Dr. Fraser, on July 1, 1872.

From 'Rochdale Past and Present, a History and Guide' by William Robertson, 2nd edition, Rochdale: Schofield and Hoblyn, 1876. All of the material is direct quotation except for the words in [square brackets] and has been provided by Charlie Watson nolacharlie@ids.net. The square bracket material found at the end of most entries indicates where further information can be found in the book.

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Church Records


The church is located at OS grid reference SD9042011580 (Lat/Lon 53.600691,-2.146244). You can see this on maps provided by: