St Mary's Church, Tarleton, Lancashire

Address: Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6HJ
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Often open but please call 01772 813 663 in advance of your visit
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A picturesque Georgian chapel

This picturesque early Georgian chapel has a lovely unspoiled interior. It was built in 1717, although in 1824 the small tower was heightened and the pretty domed bell-cote added.

The church retains many original fittings including box pews, open benches, stone flagged floors, a reading desk and a west gallery that extends along the south wall, all lit by clear glass in large round-headed windows.

The pretty churchyard contains some handsome 18th-and 19th-century headstones.

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Road directions

8 miles south of Preston, on the A59; church seen on the left of the road at the traffic lights

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Croston (1.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SD 457 201

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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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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Donate by text

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St Mary's Church, Tarleton, 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.