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The Roman Catholic Church of St Mary of the Assumption, Burnley
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By 1814 there was an urgent need for a Catholic chapel as the number of Catholics in the area had increased and Towneley Chapel was too small.

Burnley Wood Chapel, known as St Marys Chapel was built in 1819 a little above Towneley Lodge where Tarleton Avenue is today, opposite Brunswick Street.

After the opening of St Marys Church on Yorkshire Street in 1849, the chapel fell into disuse, a portion of the building was demolished and the remainder used as a private house.

1851 map showing Burnley Wood Chapel
1851 map showing Burnley Wood Chapel
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