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Scorton



OS Grid ref:- SD501487

Scorton is situated beneath the shadow of Calder Fell, to the north of Garstang in Lancashire and lies on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The name means "farmstead near a ditch or ravine, Scorton developed around the cotton mill and railway in the nineteenth century.

Lying on the River Wyre, Scorton boasts three churches, St Peter's Church dates back to 1878 and was designed by Paley and Austin of Lancaste. It is also home to The Barn garden centre, gift shop, cafe and restaurant.

The Priory, a building dating to the 1600's, is now converted to a hotel. In 1650 the house was used as a priests house and Catholic Mass Centre. Local legend relates that Cromwell's soldiers stayed at The Priory Hotel whilst passing through the area.

The annual Scorton Steam show takes place on Fathers' Day weekend in June each year.

Wyresdale Hall is situated to the northeast of the village, it was built in the Gothic Revival Style between 185658, and designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley for the Ormrod family of Bolton.

Nearby Places of Interest

Whalley Abbey- founded by Henry de Lacy, third Earl of Lincoln on the 4th April 1296.

Lancaster Castle founded in the tenth century

Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster was commissioned by James Williamson, Baron Ashton as a tribute to his second wife, Jenny and was built between 1907 and 1909.

Butterfly House, Lancaster

Clitheroe Castle-Norman castle keep and museum, said to be one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire, and one of the smallest keeps in England,

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