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Thread: St Ninian's Church, Cumbria - May 2018

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    Default St Ninian's Church, Cumbria - May 2018


    I became aware of this lovely little spot after seeing Mikeymutt's report on the place last year. It's a pleasant walk from a handy car park to get to this place and it's isolation certainly adds to it's charm. The workmanship in here is brilliant. The woodwork on the pews, pulpit and canopies is really nice and the roof beams are fantastic. The church shut its doors in 1977 and is now grade one listed and under the Churches Conservation Trust. A relaxed wander both at the place and getting there. Glad a had a look. Here is a piece off the Churches Conservation Trust website.

    The original Norman church was completely rebuilt in the seventeenth century by Lady Anne Clifford, who inherited Brougham Castle. Her restoration work is recorded in the plasterwork above the altar, in a wreath with her initials AP (Anne Pembroke the Earl of Pembroke was her second husband) with the date 1660. The building is almost unaltered since, and its simplicity, combined with excellent workmanship, make it both enchanting and memorable.The interior is whitewashed, with clear glass in the windows and a stone flagged floor. The fine oak fittings include box pews, and family pews with canopies, an elegant screen, and a three-decker pulpit.







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    Thanks for looking :)

    More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/135648...h/28253868558/

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    Thanks given by: Hugh Jorgan, HughieD, krela, Mearing, Mikeymutt, noiseboy72, Rubex, tony willett

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    A nice little church, nice and tidy.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    It was a lovely little place Hugh.

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    closed for over 40 years but still looks like most open churches i go in today, what a great spot
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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    Lovely stuff mate..it's a lovely place ain't it.and the walk is nice too.glad you got there
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    It was a little cracker mate. Really enjoyed the whole thing. Nice morning for it also :)

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