NY6208 : All Saints Church, Orton

taken 9 years ago, near to Orton, Cumbria, England

All Saints Church, Orton
All Saints Church, Orton
The west tower. This tower was built circa 1504 and was originally lime rendered and lime washed. However, this was removed in the Victorian era and rainwater accordingly penetrated. Following consultation with - and a generous grant from - English Heritage, the render and wash were replaced in 2005.
All Saints Church, Orton, Cumbria

Although there may have been an earlier primitive structure on this site, the Parish Church of All Saints, Orton did not become a permanent stone structure until the early 13th Century. This was demolished – or collapsed – at an early date and the current Church was constructed in the 15th and early 16th Centuries. The perpendicular west tower is believed to date from 1504, while the porch was erected in 1607 and the chancel was rebuilt 1878-9.
The Church contains a fine collection of Victorian era stained glass, excepting the 20th Century window at the east end of the south aisle. A ring of eight bells is housed in the west tower, while three bells preserved in the north aisle date from between 1530 and 1637.
More information about this Church may be found on Wikipedia at: LinkExternal link and also at: LinkExternal link while the Church facebook page is: LinkExternal link
A Parish produced “Historical Guide” booklet is available in the Church (donations).

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 June, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 622 083 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.1677N 2:35.0752W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 621 083
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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