2015

NY7146 : Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (3)

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

Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (3)
Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (3)
The 16th Century Derwentwater clock. This is believed commissioned by the Earl of Derwentwater, who was executed on Tower Hill on 24 February 1716 for his part in the failed 1715 Jacobite Rising. Records indicate the clock passed to Greenwich Hospital, whose Commissioners presented the clock to Alston Church in 1770. However, the clock face was then promptly lost and the mechanism (with new glass fibre face) was not finally installed in the Church until 1978.
The Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston

Unusually dedicated to St Augustine of Canterbury, the first record of a Church on this site dates to 1154, when King Henry II appointed Galfrid as rector. The current Church dates from 1869, when the Church of 1770 was demolished (at a cost of 74 and 11 shillings) and a new building erected for the sum of 4,245 15s 8d. A spire was added in 1886 cost not recorded!
There are many interesting features within the Church, including a reredos dating from 1899, the 16th Century Derwentwater bell and the oak chancel screen, which is a memorial to those of Alston who fell in the Great War 1914 1918.
A booklet detailing the history of the Church is available on site (donations), while more information may be found on the Visit Cumbria web site at: LinkExternal link


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The Carlisle Kid   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 21 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 July, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 718 465 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.7698N 2:26.4002W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 718 465
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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