NY5674 : St Cuthbert's Church, Bewcastle (detail)

taken 3 years ago, near to Bewcastle, Cumbria, Great Britain

St Cuthbert's Church, Bewcastle (detail)
St Cuthbert's Church, Bewcastle (detail)
The left-hand light of the eastern Millennium stained glass window, 'Vines from the Bewcastle Cross', designed by Alex Haynes of Albion Glass, Brampton.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Bewcastle
Built using stone from a Roman fort, St Cuthbert’s was established about 1277 – although only the east end of this building remains. The Church was altered to its present form in 1901, with a millennium/centenary window added in 2001.
The 7th Century Bewcastle Cross is prominent in the graveyard. In addition to runic inscriptions and vine-scroll decorations, the cross also features carvings of John the Baptist (holding the Lamb of God), Christ as King and a figure believed to be St John the Evangelist. The meaning of the runic inscriptions is not certain and may read “This token of victory, Hwaetred, Waethgar set up in memory of Alefrid ... Pray for them, their sins and their souls!
A Bewcastle community web-site covers both the history of St Cuthbert’s (LinkExternal link ) and the Cross (LinkExternal link ). Additional information may be found on Wikipedia at: LinkExternal link and at “Visit Cumbria”: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Uplands  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5655 7455 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.8107N 2:40.9102W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 56545 74559
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