St Walburge, Weston Street
St Walburge, Weston Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire PR2 2QE View on map
Grade I listed church completed in 1853 by J A Hansom to cater for the rapidly expanding Catholic population of Preston. Early Decorated style with very tall octagonal spire (314 feet) of 1866. Interior resembles a medieval hall with a spectacular hammer beam roof which has painted statues on the hammer beams. Stained glass by Maycock, Hardman and Mayer of Munich.
All year: Sunday 11.45am - 1.15pm; 1 April - 30 September: Saturday 10am -2.30pm. At other times by prior arrangement. Open every day at least before and after services (3 times a day). Guided tours, Saturday 11.30am - 2.30pm.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
Follow signs for University of Central Lancashire. From A5071, A583, turn into Maudland Road, right into Leighton Street, left into Pedder Street, then into Weston Street. Rail: Preston (1 mile). Bus: No 87 from Preston Bus Station.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Disabled Toilets: No
- Assistance dogs: Yes