For Arts & Crafts Movement lovers, St Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire will open for two days of Heritage Open Days.
Friday 18 September 2020, 14.00-18.00
Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00-15.00
St.Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Marple, Stockport SK6 5DT
Next to Marple Railway Station.
Covid-secure arrangements observed.
Saint Martin’s Church is a blend of early and high Arts & Crafts design. The main part of the church was built around 1870 by John Dando Sedding while the famous Lady Chapel designed by his successor, Henry Wilson, is a ‘high period’ Arts & Crafts design of 1895-1905.
The church contains a series works by famous artists – William Morris, Dante Gabrielle Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Christopher Whall.
As chair of the Edgar Wood Society, I sometimes help out at Hale in Trafford Borough which has a remarkable heritage of Edgar Wood houses. Here is a post about Greystoke on Hale Road.
A powerful modern icon to reflect upon
One of my favourite houses of the midlands.
It was great to spend the first few hours of 2018 in my old Warwickshire stamping ground of north Birmingham. I just had to pull over to photograph William Bidlake’s Emmanuel Church in Wylde Green, near Erdington. It is a favourite of mine and is grade II* listed.