: PLACES AND FAMILIES
: 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