Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mellor Moor Roman Signal Station, Blackburn

Spectacular views from this hill top site leave you in little doubt as to why it was chosen for a Roman signal station. Today you can look north to see Ribchester, site of a Roman fort. Looking south the Romans would … Continue reading

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Turton Cross and Stocks, Chapeltown

All that remains of the Turton or Chapeltown medieval cross is its unusual sandstone base. Set on a modern stone pedestal, the bottom of the original base is eight sided, which then tapers to a cylinder to hold a wooden cross shaft. The … Continue reading

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Whalley Parish Church, Whalley, near Clitheroe

There may have been Roman activity on the site the church now occupies. Roman coins   have been found when graves have been dug in the churchyard. A large block of stone that can be seen near the church tower shows a Roman lewis hole (a slot used to … Continue reading

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Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley

A castle may have existed in Clitheroe since 1102, predating the present one. This was a time of much strife in Lancashire- King William II and King Henry I (the sons of William the Conqueror),  had to contend with not only keeping the native Saxons … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Cross, Holcombe Moor, Bury

On the moors above Bury is a large cube shaped monument, marking the site of the Pilgrims Cross. The four sides of the cube tell the story and history of the cross, its significance and destruction. Here’s what each of the four sides say: “On this … Continue reading

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