An early 19th century water mill that, for decades, has stood roofless and abandoned in the grounds of Stonyhurst College has had new life breathed into it by a heritage charity.
The keys were formally handed over to the Trustees of the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst last week during a short ceremony, which was attended by Lord David Alton of Liverpool, chairman of the Christian Heritage Centre Trust, as well as other Trustees of the charity.
The charity’s Trustees say they hope the state-of-the-art facilities – which include a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, oratory, library, refectory and over-night accommodation – will become a well-used venue for pilgrims, scholars, parishes and schools – bringing more visitors to the Ribble Valley.
Project architect: Lawrence McBurney
Project planner: Alban Cassidy