Holy Trinity Church, Kendal
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N 54° 19.339 W 002° 44.673
30U E 516614 N 6019413
Quick Description: Holy Trinity Church stands on a holy site mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087. Over the centuries the building has been added to, making it one of the largest churches in England.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/31/2008 4:14:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM32P3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 30

Long Description:
The earliest parts of this church are 13C although an earlier church is recorded in the Domesday Book. This Parish Church is mostly 18th Century. It is Cumbria's largest parish church, having five aisles, two each side of the nave, a fine western tower, and a peel of ten bells. At the end of the 18th Century, it was supposed to hold as large a congregation as almost any church in the Kingdom, about 1100 people. Although there has been a church here since Saxon times, none of the structure you see today is older than the 13th Century, much of it 15th Century or later. The interior was considerably altered in 1969.

There are many monuments in the Church which are of considerable interest. Very little ancient glass has survived, but there is much Victorian stained glass by a variety of artists and makers. There is a 15th Century black marble font, and a 17th Century communion table.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1200

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Anglican

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:30 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Holy Trinity Church
Kirkland
Kendal, Cumbria UK
LA9 5AP


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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