Coordinates: 53°49′10″N 2°31′37″W / 53.8195°N 2.5270°W / 53.8195; -2.5270

The manor of Stydd is in the county of Lancashire. It is situated on the north eastern edge of the village of Ribchester. It has three notable buildings: St Saviour's Church, a set of almshouses[1] and the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

Notable buildingsEdit

St Saviour's Church. The Church's founding is obscure but it was well established by the time of the Knights Templar or Knights Hospitaller with whom it is most closely associated. The Church is joined with Saint Wilfrid's in Ribchester and is open for worship during the summer. A detailed history has been written by Sir Peter Openshaw and can be found on the Saint Wilfrid's church web site.

Ribchester Almshouse stands near the entrance to Saint Peter and Paul's Church. Built by the Shireburn family in the 1728 they were built to house poor people of the parish.[2][3][4]

The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul's is an early 'barn church' built to look like a barn to disguise its true purpose.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 79 (1908), p. 336
  2. ^ Hartwell & Pevsner (2009), p. 661
  3. ^ Historic England & 1308488
  4. ^ 50 Gems of Lancashire: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places, Robert Nicholls (2019) ISBN 9781445684949

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