St Leonard's Church, Old Langho, Lancashire

Address: Old Langho Road, Old Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AW
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The key to the church is available from the Black Bull Inn public house adjacent to the church
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A rare church built in the reign of Mary I

The Old Church at Langho was completed in 1557. It is a rarity, for few churches were built in the reign of Mary I (1516-1558).

Much of the stonework, including carvings, windows, plinths, piscina and credence, is of high quality and almost certainly came from the recently dissolved Whalley Abbey nearby, as did the main roof timbers and fragmentary Medieval glass in the chancel.

The set of late 17th-century bench ends, with carved dates and initials is exceptional.

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Road directions

6 miles north east of Blackburn, north of A59, near junction with A666 (follow signs to Old Langho)

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Langho (0.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

SD 701 359

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

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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St Leonard's Church, Old Langho, 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.

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.