St Michael's, Mottram
St Michael's and All Angels Church, Mottram, Cheshire
First mentioned in 1291, the church is built of Tintwistle Knarr gritstone. It stands on War Hill, named after a local conflict between supporters of Matilda and those of her cousin Stephen, grandson of William the Conqueror. As you approach the church from War Hill, there are Goddard and Rhodes graves to be found about two rows back on the left. Also look for the Bodysnatchers Grave, 20 paces from the boilerhouse door.
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