St George's Church, Carrington

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St George's Church, Carrington
A plain brick church with tall Georgian-style windows
St George's Church, Carrington. In foreground is CWGC headstone of a World War I soldier buried here.
St George's Church, Carrington is located in Greater Manchester
St George's Church, Carrington
St George's Church, Carrington
Location in Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°25′48″N 2°24′40″W / 53.4300°N 2.4110°W / 53.4300; -2.4110
OS grid reference SJ 728 926
Location Carrington, Trafford,
Greater Manchester
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 5 March 1959
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1757
Completed 1872
Materials Brick with stone slate roof
The graveyard, cleared of overgrowth in 2008.

St George's Church is in the village of Carrington, Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building,[1] but is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It stands in a relatively isolated position south of the Manchester Ship Canal, along the northern edge of the Carrington Moss industrial estate.[2]


The church was built by Isaac Shaw in 1757–59 for Mary, Countess of Stamford as a chapel of ease to serve the hamlets of Partington and Carrington.[3] A chancel was added in 1872.[1] The building is no longer used for worship.[4] St George's was vested in the Trust on 1 March 1990.[5]

The vicar of St Mary's, Partington and Carrington is responsible for the churchyard. Clearance work in 2008 uncovered the graves of two soldiers who had died during the First World War.[4] Their graves are registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[6]


The church is built in brick with a stone slate roof. The plan consists of a four-bay nave with a small chancel. Each bay has a round-arched window. The chancel has a Venetian window and a hipped roof. Formerly a cupola was on the west end but this has been removed.[1]

The box pews, including two family pews, are original.[7] The font is based on a marble wash bowl. The wooden reredos dates from around 1872.[1] The pulpit is a three-decker.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Church of St George, Carrington (1067868)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 2 April 2012 
  2. ^ a b St George's Church, Carrington, Greater Manchester, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 18 October 2016 
  3. ^ Take a pew, Newsquest Media Group, retrieved 5 November 2013 
  4. ^ a b Work uncovers soldiers' stories, Messenger, 10 November 2008, retrieved 3 December 2008 
  5. ^ Diocese of Chester: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2010, p. 2, retrieved 3 April 2011 
  6. ^ CARRINGTON (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 6 February 2013 
  7. ^ Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, p. 28, ISBN 1-871731-23-2 
  8. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 204, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6