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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Historic Churches in Ribble Valley

All Hallow's Church Great Mitton

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The first mention of a church here is in 1103 when Ralph the Red was rector - this was probably a wooden Saxon church, no trace of which has ever been found.

The present church was mainly built around 1270 in the Gothic style with thick walls and lancet windows, though the tower was a later addition.

Stepping inside the church the visitor is immediately aware of the nave which slopes from west to east due to the slope of the ground. Of particular interest is the 15th Century chancel screen believed to have come from nearby Sawley Abbey and the East Window a fine example of intersecting tracery.

The Sherburne Chapel was built for the local gentry family, set in the floor is a wooden trap door which covers the entry to their burial vault.

In the churchyard are a number of monuments including a 14th Century cross-head.

Open

Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. (at other times a key is available from the verger's cottage next door to the church).

Services

Sunday 9.30 a.m., 7 p.m. (4th Sunday only).