Friday, 28 August 2009

Borwick chapel

Borwick chapel

The remains of this tiny chapel can be found in the centre of the Lancashire village of Borwick, some three miles North East of Carnforth. At the junction of Borwick Lane and Borwick Road, there is a small triangular village green, with some large masonry blocks emerging from the grass.

It is thought that these blocks of stone, undoubtedly the remains of a small rectangular building, measuring about 15 feet by 25 feet, represent a chapel mentioned in documents dated 1650.

It is said that the building was abandoned by 1688, after which it rapidly fell into disrepair. I wonder if this coincided with the building of a chapel within the confines of Borwick Hall that lays less than a hundred yards to the South.

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