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Old St George Church of England, Stalybridge

Old St George,
Cocker Hill,


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1776 and closed in 1967.

The first church fell down in 1778.

The second church was built in the 1780s. It suffered a landslip in 1882, due to excavations and blastings for a railway tunnel nearby. Declared unsafe and closed. Demolished.

The third and final church was built in 1888.

More information about the church, and the churchyard, and also about, grave robbers.

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches etc. themselves.

Church Records

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Copies of Bishop's Transcripts



The church is located at OS grid reference SJ9653898653 (Lat/Lon 53.484574,-2.053646). You can see this on maps provided by: