St George's Church, Carrington

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St George's Church, Carrington

St George's Church, Carrington, is in the village of Carrington, Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, but is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It stands in a relatively isolated position south of the Manchester Ship Canal, along the northern edge of the Carrington Moss industrial estate.

History

The church was built by Isaac Shaw in 1757–59 for Mary, Countess of Stamford as a chapel of ease to serve the hamlets of Partington and Carrington. A chancel was added in 1872. The building is no longer used for worship. St George's was vested in the Trust on 1 March 1990.

The vicar of St Mary's, Partington and Carrington is responsible for the churchyard. Recent clearance work uncovered the graves of two soldiers who had died during the First World War.

Architecture

The church is built in brick with a stone slate roof. The plan consists of a four-bay nave with a small chancel. Each bay has a round-arched window. The chancel has a Venetian window and a hipped roof. Formerly a cupola was on the west end but this has been removed.

The box pews, including two family pews, are original. The font is based on a marble wash bowl. The wooden reredos dates from around 1872.

Building Activity

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    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com