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Church of St Cuthbert, Kentmere


St Cuthbert's is the Parish Church in Kentmere. The church dates from the 16th century, though it was substantially rebuilt in 1866, with further alterations in the 1930s. The church is a Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

St Cuthbert's Church, Kentmere is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Kentmere, Cumbria. Its benefice is united with that of St Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere; St Anne's Church, Ings; St James' Church, Staveley; Jesus Church, Troutbeck and St Mary's Church, Windermere.

History

The church dates from the 16th century. It was surveyed by the architect, J. S. Crowther, of Manchester in 1864, who wrote a report to Vice-Admiral John Wilson of Troutbeck, concerning plans for the restoration. Crowther found that a wall had been built across the nave, reducing its length by one half. He suggested that this was removed. In addition he recommended re-slating the roof, adding cast iron gutters and downspouts, repairs to the woodwork of the doors and glazing of windows, installation of heating, re-fitting the chancel, a new wooden floor to support the seating, and the restoration of the tower.

It was rebuilt at a cost of £450 (equivalent to £42,000 in 2019), the tower was raised and the panelled square box pews were replaced by low backed open benches. It was re-opened for worship by the Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Revd Samuel Waldegrave on 22 November 1866.

Further alterations were made in the 1930s.

Organ

The church organ was built by Wilkinson and Son of Kendal. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Memorials

  • There is a plaque commemorating Bernard Gilpin (who was born in Kentmere) by the Keswick School of Industrial Art 1901
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CHURCH OF ST CUTHBERT - Kentmere - List Entry
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List number: 1336083
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Post code: LA8 9JL
Grid ref: NY4563104107
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