New St Leonard's Church, Langho

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New St Leonard's Church, Langho
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West end of New St Leonard's Church, Langho
New St Leonard's Church, Langho is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
New St Leonard's Church, Langho
New St Leonard's Church, Langho
Location in the Borough of Ribble Valley
Coordinates: 53°48′37″N 2°26′21″W / 53.8102°N 2.4393°W / 53.8102; -2.4393
Location Between Langho and Billington, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Leonard, Langho
Consecrated 1880
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Paley and Austin
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1879
Completed 1880
Construction cost £4,600
Parish Langho
Deanery Whalley
Archdeaconry Blackburn
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Churchwarden(s) David Holt, Carole Maher

New St Leonard's Church is in Whalley New Road, between the villages of Langho and Billington in Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Whalley, the archdeaconry of Blackburn, and the diocese of Blackburn.[1]


The church was built in 1878–80 at a cost of £4,350 (equivalent to £410,000 in 2015).[2] It was designed by the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin, and provided seating for 346 people.[3] It was built to replace Old St Leonard's Church that was sited 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north. After the old church was built, the population had grown and become more concentrated around the railway to the south of the old church. The old church is now redundant, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, although occasional services are still held.[4]


The plan of the church consists of a nave with a south aisle, and a chancel with a vestry to the north. At the west end is a slated bellcote. Under the east window is flushwork. Inside the church, between the nave and the aisle, is a four-bay arcade carried on clustered piers. The stained glass was made by Abbott and Company in 1935.[5] The two-manual organ was built in 1882 by John Laycock of Keighley, and has since been overhauled by J. W. Walker.[6]

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  1. ^ St Leonard, Langho, Church of England, retrieved 2 September 2011 
  2. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)",
  3. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 230, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8 
  4. ^ Historical Aspects of the Parish, Parish Church of St Leonard Langho, retrieved 2 September 2011 
  5. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) [1969], Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 107, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9 
  6. ^ Lancashire, Langho, St. Leonard, Longsight Rd, (S00064), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 2 September 2011