SD8248 : The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Gisburn

taken 7 years ago, near to Gisburn, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Gisburn
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Gisburn
It is assumed (LinkExternal link ) that the foundations of the present church could have been about 1135 although it is possible that there was a church on this site before this There is evidence ’the Rector of Gisburne Church was present at the laying of the foundation stone at Salley (Sawley) Abbey in 1147’. Large cylindrical pillars at the front of the church have been dated as being of 12th century origin


The Church has been restored on more than one occasion. The upper part of the tower is 14th century, the porch is 15th century and leads to the south doorway which is 13th century. It is thought that a major restoration was carried out in the late 16th century, Part of the archways originated from the Sawley Abbey after the Dissolution. A further restoration took place in 1872.

LinkExternal link Gisburn Village web site
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8297 4885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.1291N 2:15.6529W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8296 4883
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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12th Century  Twelfth Century  Place of Worship  Church of England  Parish Church  16th Century  Sixteenth Century  Church Tower 

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