Old Church, Becconsall, Lancashire

Address: Becconsall Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6RR
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A light-filled riverside church

Located down the lane to the large boatyard on the River Douglas, this lovely brick-built church was constructed in 1764 to replace an earlier building.

The simply furnished interior is flooded with light from its large Georgian windows, but is very plain with a small west gallery and tiny chancel.

There is a vestry and a bell-cote, containing a single bell brought back when the CCT repaired the church. The font, intricately if somewhat crudely carved, was also returned having been rescued during the time that the church lay derelict and forlorn. Two pews, the pulpit, lectern, altar and panelling also survive.

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Road directions

10 miles south of Preston, off the A59 at Tarleton; follow road to Hesketh Bank and turn right onto Becconsall Lane – church at the very end of the lane

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Croston (3.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SD 452 231

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconCheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. John Becconsall (01 May 2014, 01:20)

    My father and his family came to the USA in1919 from Preston. On our trip to Preston to explore my roots - where the family lived, worked, went to Church, etc., we took a side trip to Becconsall Church and were enchanted. I realized how far back my family roots go. Wish I could have gone inside the Church but it was closed. Wonderful - trip of a lifetime !!!

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Old Church, Becconsall, Lancashire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Visitors with disabilities may need some assistance.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.