St Leonard's Church, Old Langho, Lancashire
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A rare church built in the reign of Queen 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 seventeenth-century bench ends, with carved dates and initials is exceptional.
Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.
Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here
Text LAO to 70970 to give £5
Text LAO to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
Access to the church is via the made path across the churchyard.
Disabled access information
Metalled path through church yard. Low step into church. Step up into boxed pews. Step up to altar
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water meaning or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles north east of Blackburn, north of A59, near junction with A666 (follow signs to Old Langho)
Nearest railway station: Langho (2 miles)
History & Further 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.Old Langho St. Leonard - Your Church Tour 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.
Community information for St Leonard's Church, Old Langho
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