NY7146 : Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (7)

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

Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (7)
Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston (7)
South aisle windows - the left window is dedicated to Robert & Anne Ellen Hodgson by their only surviving daughter, Ellen Hodgson. The window on the right is dedicated to Marianne Horrocks by her husband and children. Erected in 1878, both windows were designed by J W Brown and made by James Powell & Sons of London.
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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Thursday, 21 May, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 July, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 718 465 [100m precision]
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