Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lydiate Abbey, the Church of St Catherine, Lydiate

The ruined church of St Catherine is known locally as Lydiate Abbey. It was never a real abbey, but was the private chapel built by the Ireland family of Lydiate Hall  (see here )sometime around 1470s. It was built for husband and wife Laurence and Katherine Ireland. Made from sandstone, … Continue reading

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