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a Historic Market Town in the county of Lancashire
The town is noted for it's beautiful church dedicated to St.Peter and St.Paul. The church is Perpendicular and the second of it's two towers was added in the year 1540 to house bells from Burscough Priory after its dissolution. Also, from Burscough came the alabaster effigies commemorating the Ist Earl of Derby and his wife, they are from the 15th-century. This is a splendid church that has many fascinating treasures.
In the town itself there are several fine properties from the Georgian period, including the handsome Knowles House. A wander around reveals much to interest the visitor, there is a clock tower in the main shopping precinct, erected by the Earl of Derby in 1876.
The Scarisbrick family who were mainly responsible for draining the moorland lived at Scarisbrick Hall. This handsome house was rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in the 19th-century and has a 100ft tower. It is now a school but is open to the public at certain times of the year.
Other places of note include Rufford Old Hall, a delightful 16th-century timber-frame mansion that shows fine collections of 17th-century Arms, Armour and Tapestries. The Martin Mere Wildfowl Reserve has Geese and Flamingos. The ruins of 12th-century Burscough Priory lie 2 miles north of the town.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Ormskirk
Innkeeper's Lodge Ormskirk, Aughton
Ormskirk, Lancashire, England (2.8 miles, 4.4 km, direction SW)
The Farm Burscough
Burscough, Lancashire, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction N)
Briars Hall Hotel
Burscough, Lancashire, England (2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction NE)
Burscough, Lancashire, England (3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction N)
Forest View Holiday Park
Burscough, Lancashire, England (4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction E)
The Red Lion Hotel by Marston's Inns
Rufford, Lancashire, England (4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction E)
Manor House Farm
Rufford, Lancashire, England (5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction NE)
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St Martin's Church in Canterbury is the oldest church building in England, and the oldest church in continuous use in the English speaking world.
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