Slaidburn, St Andrew, Lancashire, *

“The church sits proud on a mound, with a former village grammar school beyond it. The interior is notable for its 17th and 19th-century woodwork.”

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Lancaster, St Mary, Lancashire, **

“Lancaster’s treasure is the set of choir stalls, with some of the most remarkable woodcarvings in the north of England…Set into their backs are modern tapestries, a drastic intrusion but one which works surprisingly well. They were designed by Guy Barton and worked by ladies of the paris in 1962-75. The soft reds, blues and gold in Gothic settings offer an excellent foil for the surrounding stalls.”

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