Old Church, Becconsall, Lancashire
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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 bellcote, containing a single bell brought back when the church was repaired after coming into our care.
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.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A picturesque Georgian chapel
Access to the church is through the gateway and via the grass path to the church
Disabled access information
Access via gateway along sloping grass path to church. Raised platform of former boxed pews on north side.
Inside the church there is a staircase to the gallery.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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
Nearest railway station: Croston (3.3 miles)
History & Further Information
Useful information Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, & Merseyside County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Lancashire churches are in our North region.
The Friends of Becconsall Church
The Friends assist The Churches Conservation Trust in caring for the church, organising events and raising funds for the building's upkeep.
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