Marple’s Hidden Gem

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Have you found Marple’s Hidden Gem yet? Maybe you have walked past it, or by it many times without realising it

The gem is St. Martin’s Church, Low Marple on Brabyns Brow, next to Marple Station. This church, quite modest from the outside has many wonderful windows and artefacts designed and made by eminent artists and architects.

In 1866 Ann Hudson inherited Brabyns Hall. She decided to have a church built nearby and chose an upcoming young architect, John Dando Sedding to draw up plans in the Gothic style. Sedding commissioned the William Morris firm – a group of artists in the Arts and Crafts Movement – including Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown, to design stained glass windows. St. Martin’s was founded in 1867.


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The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West


Arts and Crafts in the North West


Saturday 23rd November 2019:



A study afternoon with tea featuring 3 renowned Arts and Crafts experts from the region. We have been very fortunate to have Richard Fletcher, Barry Clark and Stephanie Boydell join us for what promises to be a real highlight in our programme.