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St.Mary's church-Crosthwaite,Kendal.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fellsmanhiker
N 54° 18.771 W 002° 51.194
30U E 509548 N 6018340
Quick Description: In 1877 a faculty was granted by the Bishop of Carlisle to demolish and rebuild Crosthwaite church,the new church was reopened in March,1879
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:27:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM57DY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 11

Long Description:
The church stands next door to a traditional Lake District 17th. Century pub,"The Punch Bowl".
In 1869 Crosthwaite became a separate ecclesiastical Parish,and although the church (chapel) had been rebuilt in 1817 it was felt that the parish should have a rather more imposing church,appropriate to it's new status,Thus it was the church here today was built in the late 19th. century.
In 1885 a new tower 53 feet high was built,to replace the old one which had stood since 1626.Between 1878 and 1885 the Chancel was added in the form of an apse.
The external walls are faced with Limestone from nearby Whitbarrow Scar.
All the stained glass in the church dates from the time of the rebuilding.
The church has 3 bells, which consist of an undated bell which is probably Late 15th or early 16th century,and 2 bells cast by Christopher Hodson of London,in 1695.C.Hodson became famous when he cast "Great Tom" of Oxford in 1680,and a ring of 8 bells for Durham Cathedral in 1693.
Source of information from "St.Mary's Church Crosthwaite,A Brief History and notes" available from the church by E.P.L.Windsor.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 03/01/1879

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

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

Street address of Church:
St.Mary's church,Crosthwaite.
Kendal.
Carlisle, Cumbria England
LA8 8HR


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Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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