Monthly Archives: November 2018

Old Grammar School, Middleton

The Old Grammar School that stands today on Boarshaw Road was built in the reign of Elizabeth I. However, the school first came into existence in the porch of nearby St Leonard’s Church , having been set up by Cardinal Langley. Curates from the church would … Continue reading

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Norton Priory, near Runcorn

On the south side of the River Mersey stands the remains of the once wealthy monastery of Norton Priory. The Augustinian canons founded the site in 1134, having moved from a pre-existing one in Runcorn that had been deemed too small. After draining … Continue reading

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