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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

St Mary's Church Stockport

St. Mary's Church at the heart of Stockport Market is the oldest parish church in this northern town and a Grade 1 listed building.

St Mary's Church Stockport

A church has stood on this spot from 1190 and the original oratory still remains along with a 14th century chancel. Around 1310 a new church was built and only its chancel The present church dates from the early 19th century and was designed by Lewis Wyatt. Stockport Market dates back to the 15th century.

St Mary's Church Stockport

The interior of the church has various memorials to local, historical figures and the church gateway drinking fountain are Grade II listed structures. A number of large gravestones lie at the foot of the church (see below).

St Mary's Church Stockport

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Other places of interest in Stockport, include Stockport Town Hall, the Air Raid Shelters, Woodbank Park, Vernon Park, the Viaduct and Stockport Hat Museum.

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