Longsight Free Christian Church

This church sat on that promontory of land between Birch Lane and Plymouth Grove.

It dates back to the 1880s and for a while was associated with the Rev. William Gaskell, father of the author Elizabeth Gaskell, who was a famous writer and a friend to the Brontes. 

When I was a child this church had already closed as a religious institution and was, as shown in the photograph below, a garage for the BBC.

- Photograph generously donated by Janice Strong -