St Gregory's Church, Longton.

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Date:May 1968

Description:The demolition of St Gregory's Roman Catholic Church in Longton in 1968. The photograph shows the remains of the large rose window at the west end of the church which stood on Heathcote Road, opposite Gold Street. This building has been replaced with a church opened in 1970 and consecrated in 1978.

The original church was designed by Edward Pugin, the son of the more famous Augustus, and opened in 1869. Mining subsidence in the Longton area lead to it becoming structurally unsafe and demolition took place in 1968.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/222-22 (204/38870)

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