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The misericords and history of Whalley,

St Mary.

St Mary’s has 18, 15th century & four modern misericords.

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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn1.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn1i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn1iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn1iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn1v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn2.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn2ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn2iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn2iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn2v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn3.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn3i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn3ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn3iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn3v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn4.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn4i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn4ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn4iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5vi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn5vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6viii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6x.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn6xi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn7.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn7iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn7ix.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn7vi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn7x.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn8.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn8ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn8iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn9i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn9iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn10ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn10iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn10v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn10vi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn11i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn11iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn11iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12ix.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleyn12vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys1i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys1ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys1iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys1iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2iv.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2vi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys2viii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys3.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys3iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys3ix.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys3vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys3viii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys4.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys4ix.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys4viii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys4x.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys4xi.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys5i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys5vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys6.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys6ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys6iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys6v.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys7i.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys7iii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys7vii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys7viii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys8.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys8ii.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys8ix.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys8x.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys11.jpg
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St Marys church Whalley Lancashire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes  Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Whalleys12iii.jpg
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History of St Mary’s church, Whalley, Lancashire

Three Anglo-Saxon crosses in the churchyard indicate that there has been a church since pre-conquest times and their celtic style my prove that there was a visit from the mission on Iona, however, the first written record is in the Doomsday Book of 1086.  Towards the  end of the 11th century, a Norman, stone church replaced the earlier wooden structure.

The present church appears to have been built piecemeal from about 1200 onwards.  Most of the chancel’s masonry appears to be 13th century.  The priest’s door is also 13th century and has a brass knocker which was probably used for the right of sanctuary.  Although the columns on the north side of the nave are round, and the southern are octagonal there are suggestions that they may both date from the late 13th century, this seems unlikely, but may be the result of the aisles being added over a small time interval, and by different sponsors.

The oak roof, with its beautiful carved bosses was covered with plaster from 1764 to 1834, but is now fully restored to its former glory.

The magnificent choir stalls with their misericords, described by  Pevsner as “One of the most rewarding sets in the country” date from between 1418 and 1434 and are known to have originated in Whalley Abbey, having been acquired by St Mary’s after the dissolution.  What is most unusual is that the name of the carver is known - a man called Eatough, which is still a common surname in Lancashire.

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