St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire

Address: Thornton Green Lane, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester, CH2 4HU
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A church that stands on history

St Mary's dates from the 14th century onwards, and is believed to be on the site of a pre-Conquest church. It sits in a village close to the Mersey estuary, near a small nature reserve.

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Road directions

1.5 miles north of M56 Junction 14, off the A5117

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Ince & Elton (1.2 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 441 746

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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 walkround guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconCheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

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

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  1. Mr Frank Carman (12 Jan 2014, 06:57)

    I visited the church in 2000, when the church was closed. I discovered ancestral graves around the graveyard.

    The reason for my visit was that I had discovered it was my ancestral church from the early 17th century.

    One of my earliest ancestors was baptised at St Mary in 1665

    Having recently discovered that the church is open again, I hope to visit soon

    January 2014

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire

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.