NY6208 : All Saints, Orton: church building

taken 5 years ago, near to Orton, Cumbria, England

All Saints, Orton: church building
All Saints, Orton: church building
The grade II* listed church (lit entry 1145428) with its distinctive limewashed tower, seen from the southeast corner of the churchyard. The chancel at this end is dated 1878, by Paley and Austin.
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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Geographical Context: Religious sites Date: 1878 Architects: Paley & Austin other tags: Anglican Church Grade II(star) Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Saints Church in Orton [56] · Orton Churchyard [7] · Distinctive Limewashed Tower [2] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 August, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6222 0839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.1677N 2:35.0659W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6224 0837
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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