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The Bride's Chair

Natural Rock Feature


I can't see this marked on a map so I've given it the grid reference for the Dog Holes cave for now.
Not far from the Dog Lots is a large natural seat in the face of a great limestone boulder, which towers to a height of eleven feet. The seat will accommodate three or four people, and is known as the Bride's Chair. It was customary years ago when a marriage took place at Warton Church for the bridal party to repair to this spot and for the bride to sit in this seat and look out over the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay. By doing so happiness in their married life was ensured to the newly wedded couple.

Almost sheer down two hundred feet below is the road to Silverdale, and in the direction of that village can be seen the large stone column at Jenny Brown point.
From Warton and George Washington's Ancestors by T Pape (1913).

I think this stone and its tradition was mentioned in Lucas's history of Warton, written in the first half of the 18th century (but i've not seen a copy).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th February 2013ce
Edited 9th February 2013ce

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