Saturday, 13 June 2020

St Marys Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Parish Church of Kirkby Lonsdale, or by it's official name St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed Anglican place of worship overlooking the River Lune in the town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

Standing on it's current site since the 12th Century, with some of the architecture being of Norman build the church has many influences in it's build due to various rebuilds during it's history. In the 14th century the church was extended by rebuilding the north and south walls further out. further developments in the early 16th century included the addition of a new clerestory, pinnacles and battlements, these were removed during further refurbishments in 1807 as a new roof was added. Again the church was remodelled in 1866 by E.G Paley who once raised the roof, re-floored the chancel, added a south porch amongst many other developments.

In the grounds are a number of Grade II listed monuments and a 2 storey octagonal stone gazebo thought to date from the late 18th century. It was moved to it's current location to the north of ST Mary's from the garden of the vicarage.

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Inside St Marys Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
The pillar to the right with the raised pattern is of Norman build.

Gazebo and Headstones at St Marys Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
The Gazebo that was moved to the church grounds from the vicarage.

Headstones at St Mary's, Kirkby Lonsdale

St Marys Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

St Mary's Church Gazebo, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Sundial at St Marys Churchyard, Kirkby Lonsdale
The sundial is a replica of an earlier 18th century one used to tell the local time in Kirkby Lonsdale. The original can still be seen in the church.

Victorian Christening Font in St Marys Churchyard, Kirkby Lonsdale
Now a feature of the garden, this Victorian Christening Font was used for over 150 years.

St Marys Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
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