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Guest Book - Parish Church of St Andrew - Coniston, Cumbria, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 54° 22.132 W 003° 04.519
30U E 495106 N 6024565
Quick Description: A visitor book located in the Parish Church of St Andrew, on Hawkshead Road in Coniston.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 7:39:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMZVYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 0

Long Description:
The Parish Church of St Andrew is located on Hawkshead Road in the centre of Coniston. The Grade II Listed building was designed by J. Matson and was built in 1819. It is constructed of slate with ashlar dressings and slate roof. The building features a west tower with embattled parapet, clock and paired stone-louvred bell openings. (visit link)

The visitors book is located inside the church on a table near to the entrance at the back of the church.

"The present church of St Andrew replaced an earlier church of 1586 built by William Le Fleming. The chancel and the low bays were added in 1891. The Baptistry West window of St Andrew has stained glass by Charles Kempe.
Many of the features in the Church worthy of mention refer back to the patrons and benefactors of Coniston – the Le Fleming family, who built Coniston Hall in 1270, and who have remained there until recent times, and the Barratt family who established themselves in Coniston in the 1820’s to develop the copper mines.

In the churchyard is the grave of John Ruskin, who died at Brantwood of influenza on 20 Jan 1900. His grave is marked with a large carved cross made from green slate from the local quarry at Tilberthwaite.
It was carved by H.T. Miles, to a design by W.G. Collingwood, who was an expert on Anglo-Saxon crosses, with symbols depicting important aspects of Ruskin’s work and life.

W.G. Collingwood, who is buried nearby with his family, also designed the war memorial, a Celtic Cross, near the South porch." Source: (visit link)
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Owners Name: St Andrew's Church - Coniston

Location Type: Other

Date Guest Book Was Started: Not listed

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