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St. Catherine's Church, Front Street, Fishburn (Fishburn)

Originally built as a temporary building in 1922 but never subsequently replaced, St. Catherine's Church is a small timber framed building off the north side of Front Street in Fishburn. The walls consist of white panelling between darker timbers, the frame supporting a pitched roof. There is an entrance porch on the western gable as well as a short tower at the north west corner incised with a cross (1).

The church is known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials, whilst in the churchyard is a memorial graveplot in the form of a kerbed area containing green stones and a headstone bearing the names of men of Fishburn who fell in two World Wars, inscribed "Lest We Forget" (NEWMP F39.03 UKNIWM 10308). (2-3).

Reference number:D49271
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Fishburn


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