2014

NY5536 : St Cuthbert's Church

taken 10 years ago, near to Great Salkeld, Cumbria, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title St Cuthbert's Church in this square
St Cuthbert's Church
St Cuthbert's Church
The dedication recalls that St Cuthbert's remains were brought to Great Salkeld from Lindisfarne in 880, to safeguard them from Norse raids, and it is likely that a church was built to house them. The present building dates from Norman times, as the small round-headed windows of the nave indicate, the chancel with its rectangular windows being rebuilt later and restored in 1866.

A pele tower (one of three such in Cumbria) was added at the west end around 1380 for defence against the Scots. Arthur Mee, who visited in 1937, found it "not unlike a Norman keep ... Immense for the size of the church, [with] an embattled parapet, a square turret all the way up and windows which are little more than slits."

St Cuthbert's is listed Grade II* LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Religious sites Primary Subject: Church other tags: Pele Tower Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Great Salkeld Church [18] · Church Tower [8] · Pele Tower [5] · Small Round-headed [2] Title Clusters: · St Cuthbert's Church [2] ·
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NY5536, 74 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Tiger   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5517 3676 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.4293N 2:41.8528W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5516 3670
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