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141006-11. © NRT, 2006
Catholic church of St. Mary & St. James, Scorton, Lancashire, UK, 14 October, 2006

Catholicism is thought to have reached Scorton in about 1711, but was practiced in secret; apparently, washing was hung outside Bracken Lea Farm to indicate Mass was being celebrated inside. The first (overt) priest arrived in 1745 and opened a chapel in about 1755. The congregation developed until this building was erected by Fr. Robert Turpin and dedicated in 1861 (interestingly, at a time when Wesleyian Methodism was particularly strong in the village). At least from this angle, it seems Fr.Turpin built himself a house almost as substantial as the interconnected church itself!
I'm not sure what's meant by 'Est. 1713' on the sign by the front gate.

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