Sunday, 19 October 2014

In and out of St Mary's in the Marketplace

Stockport Parish Church is known as St Mary's in the Marketplace. It is a Grade I listed building.

Inside it has stained glass by several different makers, including the East window by O'Connor, 1849.

Outside it has a gateway built of ashlar stone by Lewis Wyatt in the shape of an elaborate Gothic screen forming three pointed archways with crocketed finials above the centre arch. The gateway is Grade II* listed.

The exit from the church leads directly into the Market Hall.

A contribution to
Inspired Sundays;
Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.


  1. Your elderly couple are avoiding death as they cross the road here in one of the most ridiculous cases of the council enslavement by the highways lobby, Any where else the market would connect to the church gate as a pedestrian piazza . I propose more parking spaces in the nave and maybe inside the market hall as well.

  2. I love the stained glass. And the arch is most interesting.

  3. Gerald, I love to see the window in person. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. The stained glass window and the gateway are both wonderful!

  5. What beautiful architecture. Thanks for sharing this great gateway.

  6. Wonderful, the stained glass and the gateway.


  7. Colorful stain glass. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow, those are both wonderful! I love that smooth stone.