Friarmere, St Thomas Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
St Thomas' is a very plain brick building under a slate roof, two storeys high, with a small stone bellcote at the west end. The layout is very simple, with a rectangular nave, small chancel and a vestry.
It is very much in the style of a Georgian 'preaching church', with galleries on the west, north, and south, and a small east sanctuary lit by an Italianate window. Memorials to the Buckley family line the walls. The chancel is decorated with stencilled paintings.
Entrance is through two doors at the west end. Over the doors are lintels carved with the date 1765. Between the entrance doors is a round-headed window.
When a new church was built in Delph most of the interior furnishings were transferred there, leaving St Thomas' fairly bare. This small Georgian church is no longer in regular use and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
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About Friarmere, St Thomas Church
Address: Heights Lane, Delph, Friarmere, Greater Manchester, England, OL3 5TX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 6 miles north east of Oldham, Dark Lane/Broad Lane off the A6052
Website: Friarmere, St Thomas Church
Churches Conservation Trust
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