Church of St Mary, Rydal


St Mary's is the parish church in Rydal. It was originally built as a chapel-of-ease in 1824, under the patronage of Lady le Fleming of Rydal Hall. The architect was George Webster of Kendal (1797-1864). William Wordsworth, who lived at nearby Rydal Mount, helped select the location for the church and composed 2 poems inspired by it's foundation; he was noted as being a Chapel Warden in 1833-4.[1] St Mary’s is built on rocky ground, beneath Nab Scar, so there were no burials here.[2] St Mary's Church is a Grade II* listed building.

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St. Mary's Church in Rydal

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St Mary's church, Rydal

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South window in St. Mary's Chapel, Rydal

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St. Mary's Chapel, Rydal

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St. Mary, from Dora's Field

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St Mary's Church , Rydal

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St Mary's Rydal

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St Mary's church at Rydal

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East window of St Mary's church

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - East end

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - Font

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - Chancel

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - Organ

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - Window

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St Mary, Rydal, Cumbria - Window

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St Mary's Gate

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CHURCH OF ST MARY - Rydal - Llist Entry
- "Parish church of 1824, by George Webster of Keswick; with chancel added 1884. Local slatestone rubble with bigger quoins and freestone dressings, slate roof. Nave with lower and narrower chancel ...

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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
- Overview About William Wordsworth   William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic ...
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Rydal – St Mary’s Church
- "The chapel of St Mary was built by Lady le Fleming, of Rydal Hall in 1824. William Wordsworth helped to choose the site, which was originally an orchard. The gallery ...

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The Church
- "The Chapel of St. Mary, Rydal, was built by Lady le Fleming of Rydal Hall, at a cost of £1,500. She herself laid the foundation stone in July, 1823 ...

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