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St. Saviour's Church, Station Road, Shotton Colliery (Shotton Colliery)

This is St. Saviour's Church, built 1852-4, P.C. Hardwick. Ruined but then restored 1903, S. Wilkinson (1) (2). Streetview images (3) show a stone built church with steep pitched roof over the nave, lower roofline over eastern chancel with a projected vestry on the north side with chimney stack. Sloping roof joining the nave over the northern aisle with a projected entrance porch on the western end of the north wall. Eastern gable has a large pointed arch window, cross finial over the apex. The church is known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials (4-5).

The churchyard of St. Saviour's also contains a memorial thought to be dedicated to one of the first men to be killed in the First World War, George Winwood. The memorial takes the form of a cylindrical column of polished black granite surmounted by a cross, the inscription on the front stating he was killed in the first naval battle of the great European War on HMS Arethusa, Friday August 28th 1914. (4)

Reference number:D49622
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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