St Mary's Church, Tarleton, Lancashire
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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 bellcote 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 eighteenth and nineteenth-century headstones.
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 TAR to 70970 to give £5
Text TAR to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A pair of eccentric churches
Access to the church is via the made path across the churchyard.
Disabled access information
Metalled path through church yard. Uneven stone floor. Step up into boxed pews. Stairs to gallery
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
8 miles south of Preston, on the A59; church seen on the left of the road at the traffic lights.
Nearest railway station: Croston (1.7 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.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.
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