St Mary, Preston - Roman Catholic

St Mary,

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Church History

It was founded in 1605 and closed in 1992.

St. Marys was on an elevated site on the south side of Friargate brow. The only access was by a flight of steps in a small tunnel through a row of shops. The church was demolished in the 1990s and the site is now a car park. A small shrine at the end of the tunnel marks the location of the church porch.



Church Records

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Copies of Original Registers



The church was located at OS grid reference SD5363329600 (Lat/Lon 53.760678,-2.704813). You can see this on maps provided by:

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