: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales

A village in Lancashire, not far from Chorley. There is, or was sixty

years since, a tradition current here, to the effect that the church, on

the night following the day in which the building was completed, was

removed some distance by supernatural agency, and the astonished

inhabitants, on entering the sacred edifice the following morning, found

the following metrical command written on a marble tablet on the wall:

Here thou shalt be,

And here thou shalt stand,

And thou shalt be called

The church of Ley-land.

Leyland church stands on an eminence at the east side of the village.

The ancient tower is still standing, but the body of the church is