St Michael & All Angels' Church Hawkshead Cumbria
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N 54° 22.438 W 002° 59.940
30U E 500064 N 6025130
Quick Description: St Michael & All Angels Church, Hawkshead, Cumbria, UK, Churchyard was frequented by William Wordsworth whilst he was at school in the village. There are numerous benches for modern day visitors. Grade 1 listed building.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/1/2006 2:18:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMG4B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
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Long Description:
The Church is thought to have been built in 1500, the oldest part being the tower which has eight bells. The interior is surprisingly large, and has many interesting features. The nave is 70 feet long, with north and south isles, and the huge pillars support large round arches which are decoratively painted.

Services on Sundays.

Much of it was built by Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, who also founded the Grammar School nearby - now most notable for having been attended by Wordsworth, who, in typical schoolboy fashion, carved his initials into the wooden desk.

Founded in 1200.

The church contains some interesting wall murals with biblical texts, some of which have only been revealed in recent times. Its stout rounded pillars and arches are decorated with coloured dog tooth patterns which hark back to Norman designs. from (visit link)

It was founded about the time of the Norman conquest. The Coucher Book of Furness Abbey, mentions Hawkshead Chapel in the year 1200. Today visitors to the church will find a number of fascinating historic artefacts and some remarkable wall paintings that date back to 1860. from (visit link)

The oak timbered roof is one of its finest features. In the summer it is the focal point for the annual Lake District Summer music festival.

Furness Abbey mentions it in their writings around 1200. Inscriptions inside are dated 1711. The church architecture is somewhat plain with a low west tower containing eight bells. The 70-foot long nave's large columns support round arches. Walls are decorated with murals from the 1860's. from (visit link)

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The church is a Grade 1 listed building. (visit link)
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1500

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: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 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: 10:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Main Street
Hawkshead, Cumbria England
LA22 0NZ


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