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St Luke's Church, Dunham-on-the-Hill

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The story of St Luke's, Dunham-on-the-Hill

 

Hapsford, a small settlement located on the A5117 a short distance away from Dunham, is part of the village community. There is a site for Traveller families in Hapsford. Until its closure in 2008, the Dunham-on-the-Hill village school provided Primary Education for traveller children alongside those from the village.

Originally a small hamlet, Dunham has gradually enlarged, and is now divided by the A56 main road. Council housing was built in the 1950s behind the Wheatsheaf pub, many of these are now owner occupied. Other in-fill building in the village has increased the parish population from approximately 200 in the early 1900s to around 600 recorded in the 2001 Census.

The ceremonial trowel on the left was used to lay the cornerstone of St Luke's church on 22nd May 1860. Building work was completed the following year.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Revd Jeff Hopewell.

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