St George’s Church: An Architectural Gem in Chorley

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Explore Chorley

St. George’s Church Chorley stands as a remarkable testament to the architectural prowess of Thomas Rickman, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest architects in English history. This active Anglican parish church is located within the deanery of Chorley, the archdeaconry of Blackburn, and the diocese of Blackburn, proudly serving its congregation.

St George's Church, Chorley

Constructed between 1822 and 1825, St. George’s Church Chorley holds the distinction of being designated as a Grade II listed building. Originally conceived as a chapel of ease to St. Laurence’s mother church, it gained independence as a separate parish in 1856. Over time, three additional parishes were established within its boundaries. The church itself was meticulously built using ashlar stone, complemented by a slate roof. Its architectural style beautifully embodies the Early English aesthetic. The layout of the church comprises a single-cell design, housing both the nave and chancel, along with a clerestory. It also features north and south aisles, as well as a prominent west tower.

If you are looking for accommodation options in Chorley, Plaza Hotel is a good choice for a relaxing break or stopover in the town. The 3-star hotel is conveniently situated just a five-minute drive away from Chorley Town Centre, where St. George’s Church is located.  Embrace the natural beauty of the nearby Yarrow Valley and take advantage of the easy accessibility to the vibrant cities of Bolton, Preston, and Blackburn. After a fulfilling day of exploration, you can look forward to returning to a cosy Hypnos bed, ensuring a peaceful and rejuvenating sleep. Learn more: www.aghotels.co.uk/plaza-hotel

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