NY5563 : Lanercost Priory Church, Stained Glass Window

taken 7 years ago, near to Lanercost, Cumbria, Great Britain

Lanercost Priory Church, Stained Glass Window
Lanercost Priory Church, Stained Glass Window
Originally part of the Augustinian priory founded in the mid-twelfth century, this building has been used as the parish church since the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1536.

This is one of three windows in the Priory church that were designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and executed by the William Morris Company. It depicts the Annunciation to the Shepherds.

It was erected in 1890 in memory of George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle.
Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory was founded sometime between 1165 and 1174 by Henry II. It was built using stones from Hadrian's Wall, nearby. When completed in 1220, canons came from the priory in Norfolk, and remained for some 370 years until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, by Henry VIII.

After the Dissolution, the building passed to Thomas Dacre, who converted some of the buildings into private dwellings (now called the Dacre Hall). The north aisle of the Priory church continued in use as a parish church; it was reroofed and sympathetically restored in the nineteenth century and is still in use today.

The rest of the building fell into disrepair and, in 1929, the Priory ruins were put into public ownership, and today they are managed by English Heritage. There are the remains of the North and South Transepts, the Choir, the Sanctuary and the Cellarium

The remainder of the Priory, second only to Furness Abbey in interest as a ruin, is now in the hands of English Heritage.

LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)
LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory Church (Visit Cumbria)
LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory (Wikipedia)
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Monday, 15 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 22 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5559 6373 [10m precision]
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