Prescot Parish Church: Vintage Photos

By on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

parish_church_spireCourtesy of Alec Wallace’s collection, Prescot Online presents pictures and photographs of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, aka Prescot Parish Church, throughout the years.

The oldest part of the building (at the east/altar end, nearest Eccleston Street) dates to the Middle Ages, while the main part of the church was built in 1610. The tower dates to 1729, and the spire was added in 1797.

First a vintage view from Eccleston Street:

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Below, a photograph of a similar view. The lorry gives the best clue to its date – 1920s, perhaps?

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Then an elegant view from further up Eccleston Street, early twentieth century:

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Most of the buildings in this picture, taken from Church Street, are long gone now. The Deanes House pub is still very recognisable, however:

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The parish school once stood to the right of the churchyard:

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The spire of St Mary’s looms over the town as you approach from the south and west. This view is from Carr Lane (Brown’s Field):

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And finally, some shots of the 17th-century interior:

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2 Comments

  1. Paulinefinn

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I just love the photos

  2. Stephen Nulty

    Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for sharing these, Dave

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