Kirkby Town Trail - Part 1

This town trail of Kirkby starts at the Council Offices in Cherryfield Drive. These offices were built in the late 1960s on the site of Kirkby Hall Farm which was one of the largest and oldest farms in the area. The actual farmhouse is now the site of Kirkby Swimming Pool and across the road from the Pool is St Chad's Church. The present church was built in 1871, replacing an earlier chapel dating from 1766. The Church interior includes a Norman baptismal font dating from the 12th century and some attractive stained glass windows.