Torpenhow – St Michael’s Church

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    "The Church of St Michael at Torpenhow was built in 1120. Of the 98 churches built in the 12th Century, only six remain unspoilt, Torpenhow being one of these. Most of the early building remains – and some of the stone that can be seen inside would have been brought from the Great Roman Camp of Old Carlisle. The architect responsible for the 1913 restoration said he found distinct traces of a Saxon building. The magnificent chancel arch is undoubtably the most noteworthy feature of the original building, and is a fine example of its type and date, and is profusely ornamented...."
  • Owner

    Visit Cumbria
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
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