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Tarvin Local History Group Visit Neston

7th August 2014 @ 6:06am – by Kath Miles
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Tarvin Local History Group recently took an afternoon trip to The Parish Church of St Mary and St Helen in Neston.
Neston was mentioned in the Doomsday book as having a priest but there was no mention of a church building, although the first stone church was built in the 1100's.

The present church was rebuilt in 1875 by Liverpool architect James Francis Doyle in the Gothic Revival style.

The church from outside is a fairly squat sandstone building but inside you can appreciate the magnificent stain glass windows designed by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Eamer-Kempe.

There is a small exhibition of Viking stones and a medieval tomb which were found when the present church was built and the church organ, installed in 1909, is currently being restored.

The Tarvin group were shown around the church by the Deputy Church warden.

Tarvin Local History Group's next meeting is in November

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