Church of St Chad, Church Lane, Saddleworth, Saddleworth - Oldham

Grade II* church rebuilt in 1831-33 but incorporating fabric from the original church of 1746. Ashlar with a slate roof, five bay nave and west tower. Remote location but attracts visitors in the summer. There is a significant fault with the east window, where the tracery has bowed due to the presence of rusting iron dowels within the joint positions.

Church of St Chad, Church Lane, Saddleworth, Saddleworth - Oldham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST CHAD
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1162501
  • Local Planning Authority: Oldham
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Chad
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • Locality: Saddleworth
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Oldham
  • Parish: Saddleworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Oldham East and Saddleworth
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Peter Barlow 0161 242 1428

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England