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Church of St Peter, Camerton


St Peter's ChurchSt Peter's Church is located bend in the River Derwent, about half a mile south of the village of Camerton in Cumbria. There has been a church here sice around the 11th century. The church was rebuilt in 1694 and again in 1796, with the 'Gothic Revival' style tower and spire built in 1855. There is a life-size effigy of Sir Thomas Curwen (nicknamed 'Black Tom of the North'), dated 1510, in the church[1] (the Black Tom pub in Camerton is named after him). There is also wooden panelling, removed from Camerton Hall, which is dated 1625 and inscribed B.C. H.C. (Henry & Bridget Curwen).[2] There is a single stained glass window by William Wailes in the vestry ('Christ crowned with thorns and the cross on his shoulder').[3] The cemetery by the church was historically the burial ground for the community of Seaton, and anciently also for Workington and Flimby. The church was closed for 19 months following the floods of November 2009. The flood also damaged or upturned many gravestones. St Peter's Church is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Not to be confused with St Peter's Church, Camerton Park, Somerset.

St Peter's Church, Camerton is the Church of England parish church of Camerton, Cumbria. It is about south of the village.

History

The church is on the bank of the River Derwent, in a bend surrounded on three east, north and south by the river and on the west by farmland. Access is by a road through fields. There is car parking at the church but no toilet facilities.

St Peter's church has served the parish since about the 11th century, and is one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of Carlisle. But the church has been rebuilt at least twice, in 1694 and again in 1796. The Gothic Revival west tower and spire were added in 1855.

In the church is the effigy of Sir Thomas Curwen, nicknamed Black Tom, dated 1510.

The church was restored in 1885 and 1892. For a considerable time after building, the churchyard at Camerton was the burial place for Workington and Flimby as well as Camerton and Seaton. . St Peter's is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

The church was closed for 19 months after the floods of 2009.

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Camerton Church of St Paul, Seaton Churches and Cathedrals Camerton Parish, 1848 River Derwent (Cumbria)
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CHURCH OF ST PETER - Camerton, Cumbria - List Entry
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Seaton Churches
- Website of The Parish of Camerton and Seaton with West Seaton in the Diocese of Carlisle. This covers St Peter's (Camerton), St Paul's (Seaton), and Seaton Methodist Chapel.

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List number: 1327183
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY0355130058
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