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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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Whalley Viking Age Crosses, Whalley

In the churchyard of  St Mary’s Parish Church Whalley, are three substantial sized Viking age crosses. Over the last thousand years they have been knocked down, broken up, and  used as  field fence posts.  What we see today are re-erected shafts, some topped with mismatched … Continue reading

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