Low Wray: St Margaret

  • Description

    "...St Margaret’s church was built in 1856 as an estate church for the recently completed Low Wray Castle (1840-7). James Dawson, a surgeon from Liverpool, was responsible for the Castle and complex and it has been suggested that the architect for all the buildings may have been H P Horner. Horner was based in Dawson’s home town of Liverpool, which provides a possible link. Pevsner states that Horner was responsible for the castle certainly but also gives an earlier date for the church at 1845. The church was consecrated in 1861 by the Bishop of Carlisle and assigned parochial boundaries. There are several gravestones of local interest including James Dawson and his wife Margaret. The dedication of St Margaret of Antioch may be a connection to Margaret Dawson. The church has a historical link with the National Trust; Canon Rawnsley, a cousin of James Dawson, was appointed as incumbent in 1878 and went on to be one of the founding members of the National Trust...."
  • Owner

    Church of England
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    Link: https://facultyonline.churchofengland.org/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
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