Category: Churches

Whatever happened to Ashton’s ex-churches

There are points in Ashton where you can easily visit up to ten former or current church buildings in less than an hour’s stroll. With so many churches in such a small area it’s perhaps unsurprising that some have had

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The roots of St Michael’s

St Michael’s and All Angels church is one of Ashton’s most impressive buildings. The church, on the corner of Tulketh Road and Egerton Road, is, today, particularly famous for its regular farmers’ market. The genesis of St Michael’s goes back

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The origins of St Walburge’s

St Walburge’s has always been an inspirational building, and a glance at the church will tell you why. It is one of Preston’s few grade 1 listed buildings. The tower is famed as one of the tallest in the country,

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The churches of Ashton – a mini lesson in English architecture?

The buildings in these photos reflect how styles of architecture in Ashton, and indeed the whole of the UK, have changed over the years. St Andrew’s, Ashton’s first church, was established in 1836, just before Queen Victoria took to the

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St Walburge’s – What a difference 150 years makes

St Walburge’s church got its third mention in under six months in The Times on 1 February 2008. One reader wrote to The Times in response to a previous article which both praised the many merits of the St Walburge’s

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St Andrew’s – did you know?

Here are ten quick facts about St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Tulketh Road and Blackpool Road. St Andrew’s church cost £3,906 16s 8d to build. People who funded the buiding included: Mr Pedder, Mr Newsham, Mr Hesketh and

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