Look & See – Q16

There is every possibility that there has been some form of building for Christian worship on this site since the 1023. An old Charter, 1178-1187, confirms the previous gift of St. Andrews Church, Kichalaie to Bolton Abbey. This would lead us to believe that it was part of the original gifts used to build Bolton Abbey in 1154. The current Church is at least the third building on the site. The first, probably Norman, was regularised in 1705 when ancient grave markers and crosses were found. This had to be blown up in 1805, for a larger new replacement and a bad case of cowboys builders. By 1840 the roof timbers were so decayed that it was dangerous so it was demolished in 1843 and the current Church was built by 1848, by decent builders.