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St Thomas in Friarmere, Greater Manchester

This Georgian preaching church sits high above the town of Delph on the edge of Saddleworth Moor. For obvious reasons, the locals call St Thomas’s “Heights Chapel” and despite its brooding appearance, the interior is charming with vibrant stained glass and the outside has breath-taking views on all sides. The 2016 film A Monster Calls was partly filmed at this church and with CGI trickery, all was blown to smithereens. But not really – it’s still very much there and an atmospheric place to stay; with a pub right next door!

Maximum Occupancy 8 champers

St Thomas, Heights Lane, Friarmere, Delph, Oldham, Lancs, OL3 5TU
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Albion Farm Shop – Oldham Rd, Delph, Saddleworth OL3 5RQ, Ph Oldham Rd, Delph, Saddleworth OL3 5RQ, Ph 01457 874366   – Farm shop selling local Pennines produce. (1.1 miles from church).

Saddleworth Craft Cooperative – 12 King St, Delph, Oldham OL3 5DQ, Ph 01457 874705 – Unique arts and crafts for sale from across the Pennines.  (0.3 miles from church).

Country Classics-
Pingle Mill/Pingle La, Oldham OL3 5EX, Ph 01457 873809 – One of the North-West’s biggest suppliers of cashmere products.  (0.6 miles from church).


Marsden Moor Estate – Moor Estate Office and Exhibition Room, Station Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH, Ph 01484 847016 – Area of outstanding natural beauty. (6.0 miles from church). Click here for more information.

Peveril Castle – Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ, 0370 333 1181Spectacular 11th century ruined castle (27.8 miles from church). Click here for more information.

Hardcastle Crags – 2-1 Midgehole Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 7AL, Ph 01422846236 – Beautiful wooded valley with 19th century mill at its heart. (20.4 miles from church). Click here for more information.

In case of emergency

Nearest GP: Garside Street Clinic, Delph, Oldham , OL3 5DW, T. 01457 874968.
Nearest hospital:
Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Manchester OL1 2JH, T. 0161 624 0420.
Nearest police station:
Oldham Police Station, Barn St, Oldham OL1 1LR, T. 0161 856 8825.

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