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The Old Church

Pilling is a small coastal settlement in an area of flat land. It has two churches, one now redundant.


The old church at Pilling stands 100 metres to the south of the new church in the original graveyard which is still used. It is a long, low, stone built rectangle, with a low pitched roof, and a bellcote with a segmental pediment. There are 5 bays with corner quoins. The south windows are semi-circular headed and recall those at Poulton le Fylde and Woodplumpton.


On the north wall the windows are square headed at the ground floor and semi-circular above. The east window is like those of the south wall, but larger and divided into three lights by two vertical mullions. 


The south door has naive capitals with volutes, and a keystone carries the date of construction - 1717.

West Gallery fittings

Inside are box pews and three-decker pulpit.




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The church is situated some distance from the village.

Information and pictures reused from Tony Boughen's site about Lancashire Churches at     Please visit this to see more detail about Pilling, and other churches.

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