Church of St Margaret of Antioch & St Chad Hollinwood, Oldham - Storah Architecture
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Heritage Management, Worship

Church of St Margaret of Antioch & St Chad Hollinwood, Oldham


Two phases of repair to the listed church have been carried out funded by the HLF Places of Worship Scheme.  A third grant funded phase is now underway.


The first phase was to make safe the tower, considered unsafe for 30 years. The roof and floors have been replaced. Walls have been stabilised and parapet walls and pinnacles rebuilt. The stone louvres have been refixed and masonry repairs carried out to to ashlar details. The upper stages have been repointed.


In a second grant phase, the north roofs were reslated in new Westmoreland slates.  This work included renewal of drains and rainwater goods, timber repairs to trusses, purlins and rafters, and masonry repairs to the tracery and hood moulds of the north transept and east windows.


A third phase of works was completed in 2015, with grant funding obtained for repairs to the Capronnier west window, and to reroof the south of the chancel and the Lady Chapel. A fourth phase will reroof the remainder of the church. the contract has been awarded with work due on site in Summer 2018.


In addition to the grant aided projects, works totalling over £150,000 have been carried out. These include a new raised path to the tower porch, repairs to stained glass windows by York Glaziers Trust, a minor reorder associated with the replacement of the heating and renewal of the reredos.


We have also refurbished the parish hall.