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Warton, St Oswald's ChurchA beautiful medieval church dating largely the 15th century, St Oswald's is known for its association with the Washington family, whose most famous descendent was George Washington, first president of the United States. The Washington family coat of arms, in the church tower, was the inspiration for the US flag. Each year of 4 July the Stars and Stripes is flown from the tower to honour the Washington connection. The tower itself was built by Robert Washington in the 15th century

The oldest part of the church is the south aisle wall, which dates to the 14th century, though the font may be of Norman origin. The church consists of an aisled nave with clerestory above, chancel, south porch, and west tower. The site slopes dramatically, with the north door over 2 feet above the nave floor. Just off Main Street is the medieval Old Rectory, long the home of rectors serving St Oswald's, now a partial ruin, in the care of English Heritage.

Note: You may see Warton church listed as Holy Trinity, but this dedication is no longer accurate.

Address: Main Street, Warton, Lancashire, England, LA5 9QU
Attraction Type: Historic Church
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OS: SD499724
Photo Credit: Humphrey Bolton, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

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