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All Saints' Old Church

An excellent postcard of Oldknow's Georgian church.

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Noel Brindley   [Mar 02, 2011 at 09:17 PM]
The chapel of All Saints in Marple, had become ruinous, and for its re-erection a sum of about £1000 was raised. Samuel Oldknow undertook the building, but his liberal mind so enlarged upon the scale laid down, as to expend nearly £4000 above the sum subscribed; and to his latest moment, he delighted to adorn and im­prove that building. It was usual with him to stamp his mark upon the build­ings erected on his private property; not so the church, for no mark whatever appears to tell succeeding generations who was the builder. Extract from The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, from July to December, 1828, Obituary.

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