Tuesday, 28 May 2013

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Dodge Hill was designed by Pugin & Pugin,1897 and is a prominent local landmark. It is constructed of red brick with stone dressings and window tracery and a slate roof.

The west front has a tall gabled bellcote on a stepped base beneath which is a statue of the Virgin and Child. Stepped buttresses framing a large rose window are flanked by traceried windows with paired lights.

It is now isolated from the town by the M60 motorway which runs in a cutting below. The large retaining wall above the motorway is often targeted by graffiti artists, but it is regularly removed.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. Interesting shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. like the hill-scape photo

    much love...

  3. That's a neat looking church.

  4. Great shot. Shame about the graffiti.

  5. Beautiful shots. Happy RT!

    My entries:
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  6. Wonderful historical church.
    Thanks for your advice and visit :)