Preston St George, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History

Preston St George is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1725 from  Preston_St_Wilfrid,_Lancashire  Ancient Parish.

The church was built in 1723 as a Chapel-of-Ease to the Parish Church of St John, the first Chapel-of-Ease in Preston. It was commenced by the then Vicar at St John's Church, the Revd. Samuel Peploe who became the Bishop of Chester and returned to dedicate the church in 1726. The Vestry accounts show that there was an organ in the west gallery from about 1740.

In 1798-9 St. George's had been enlarged presumably by the addition at the two transepts, for in 1837 Whittle describes St. George's Church as a "building of cruciform shape standing on the south west side of Friargate, of brick and lighted by six windows on each side of the body with circular heads commonly called Norman style, the attic windows are semi-circular".

St. George's district church, built in 1723, is a cruciform structure of brick, cased with stone in 1845: the living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £150; patron, the Vicar of Preston.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: Date accessed: 20 July 2010.


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