Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lancaster Roman Baths and Wery Wall

Tucked away, in the corner of Vicarage Fields just behind Lancaster Priory are the remains of a Roman bath house, along with the enigmatic ‘Wery Wall’. The site has seen not one but three or four  Roman forts (depending on how the phases … Continue reading

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Mab’s Cross, Wigan

On Standishgate, one of the main approaches to Wigan town centre, is the remains of a medieval wayside cross. This was one of four crosses found along the medieval route from Wigan to Chorley. The cross dates from the 13th Century, … Continue reading

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Wigan’s Roman Bath House Hypocaust

While walking through Wigan town centre, coming across the underground heating system for a Roman bath house may not be one of the things you expect to see. Beside the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, on the Millgate street side is a … Continue reading

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The Knights Hospitallers, Stydd Church near Ribchester

While many people have heard of the Knights Templar, most may not know of another similiar order – the Knights Hospitallers. This fighting religious order was also associated with running hospitals for pilgrims in the ‘Holy Land’ during the middle ages. In Lancashire, they came to … Continue reading

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