The principal building is the parish church of St Martin, a good example of modern Gothic, the interior of which contains some fine sculptures by Flaxman and Chantrey.
In 1782 a society for publishing Swedenborg's writings was formed in Manchester, and in December 1783 a little company of sympathizers with similar aims met in London and founded " The Theosophical Society," among the members of which were John Flaxman the sculptor, William Sharpe the engraver, and F.
Of Flaxman I.
They continued a practice of Wedgwood's in employing able artists to produce designs, and the most famous of these was John Flaxman, whose name will for ever be associated with the firm's productions.
His monument by Flaxman is in St Paul's Cathedral.