Old St George, Stalybridge - Church of England

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Old St George,
Cocker Hill,

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Third church 1888



Second church 1780s


First church 1776


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.



Church Records

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Copies of Bishop's Transcripts



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

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