St Cuthbert's Church, Great Salkeld

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This church is in Great Salkeld

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NY5536 : Great Salkeld by Carl Bendelow
The parish church in the centre of this very picturesque village
by Carl Bendelow









Interior Detail


NY5536 : Gt Salkeld Church Door by Charles Rispin NY5536 : Church at Great Salkeld by Charles Rispin NY5536 : Church at Great Salkeld by Charles Rispin NY5536 : Ancient Pele Tower Doorway by Charles Rispin NY5536 : Detail of Church Doorway by Charles Rispin

St.Cuthbert's church has a broad fortified west tower with unusually small windows and bell openings and a tunnel-vaulted lower stage, no doubt intended as a refuge against the Scots. Its origins are late 11th century with major work c1380 for a defensive tower with very thick walls.

The nave has a narrow 11th century south doorway NY5536 : Gt Salkeld Church Door by Charles Rispin with bold Romanesque zig-zag, beasts and human head carving NY5536 : Detail of Church Doorway by Charles Rispin

The Norman nave windows are Victorian restorations of 1866 and the chancel windows 17th century

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