Pleasington Priory – Blackburn

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Pleasington Priory (also called the Church of St Mary and St John Baptist) is a Gothic style Roman Catholic church located in the picturesque village of Pleasington, Lancashire.  Completed in 1819 this Grade 1 listed building was a thank you from John Francis Butler of Pleasington Hall after recovering from illness, costing around £23,000 (almost £1,700,000 in today’s money). The Architect being John Palmer, and sculptor Thomas Owen.

The church’s graveyard is the final resting place to fallen servicemen World War 1 and World War 2.

To read a full history of this Church please read the following article.

 

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Salford/Blackburn-St-Mary-and-St-John

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