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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1834. SD 6102 7882. Steve Bulman. Another view, Alan Blacklock (2011). The date-stone, Dennis Harper (2016).

St. Joseph (R.C., 1966) on Ruskin Drive. This source says it was originally an Independent/Congregational Chapel, established in 1815 (is this the same as the building date?), closing in 1965. SD 6124 7867. Steve Bulman. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2016).

St. Mary. SD 6112 7882. Steve Bulman. Another view, from an old postcard in Jane Marriott's Collection. Another view, Roger Heap. And another, Dennis Harper (2003). The handsome gates (1823), interior view and altar, the old and worn font, and a window, all Dennis Harper (2011). An old drawing made by Thomas Bland in the 1850's is available here, reproduced by kind permission of Carlisle Library. It's from the searchable Cumbria Image Bank, which can be accessed here. Link. Grade I listed.

Former Sandemanian Chapel (1820 or 1828, closed by 1873), on Chapel Lane, off New Road - now the library. ca. SD 6110 7868. Steve Bulman (2011). Grade II listed.

This source mentions another two sites. The first is the medieval hospital of St. Leonard at Spittal, which I haven't been able to locate as yet. The second is a Chapel at Tearnside, attested to by 1250, and demolished in the 17th century. It presumably stood at or near Tearnside Hall, which stands N.W. of the town at SD 5883 7940, but its location isn't marked on any maps I have access to.

 

 

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