Whitworth Parish Church

First mentioned in 1183 in the Bolden Book, here are two 13th century stone effigies of a knight in armour and his lady.

About this church

Birthplace and burial place of Bonnie Bobby Shafto.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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