The Pilgrim Way Church Trail

The Pilgrim Way Church Trail

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St Mary's Church, Dunstall

Pilgrim Way Church Trail

St Mary’s is a church built for the Dunstall Estate and typically stands alone. It has an imposing tower demonstrating the wealth of the benefactors, the Arkwright family. It was completed in 1853.

The Arkwright family pledged £12,000 in total to help build the church, school and a parsonage as Charles had always wanted to have a church in this community, however he died before any stones were laid, leaving the Hardy family to complete his wishes.

To show the community's appreciation to John Hardy and his wife Isobel, a stained-glass window was erected and dedicated to their memory.

It is a Grade II* listed building with enough seats to house a service of approximately 120 people.

St Michael and All Angels is part of the third and final phase of this project. It will receive its new visitor resources in the near future.

Further Information

Postcode:
DE13 8BE