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placename:- St Kentigern's Church
other name:- Great Crosthwaite Church
other name:- Crosthwaite Church
other name:- Keswick Church
locality:- Great Crosthwaite
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY25742429
10Km square:- NY22
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY2524

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St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 9.7.2009
photograph

St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 14.10.2005

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
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CROSTHWAITE
site name:- Keswick Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Cumberland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.148 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
CROSTHWAITE CHURCH, KESWICK
printed at signed lower right:-
[A HEATON COOPER]

placename:- Crosthwaite Church
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Crossthwaite Church, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 92 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at lower right:-
Joseph Pennell
printed at bottom:-
Crossthwaite Church.

placename:- Crossthwaite Church
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, grave of Robert Southey, at St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, memorial to Robert Southey, at St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, interior, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 83:-
... his [Southey's] monument in Crosthwaite Church;- a recumbent statue by Lough,- the inscription being written by Wordsworth. ...
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
person:- : Wordsworth, William
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 52:-
... The parish church of Crosthwaite stands almost in the centre of this finest of vales; the parish is very extensive, containing scenery not to be surpassed, ... The church, dedicated to St. Kentigern, is a building of the age when the perpendicular style of architecture was becoming debased, and consists of a nave, with aisles and chancel. There is an interesting hexagonal font, having shields and figures carved on each of the fronts; and in one of the windows there is some stained glass. The church was anciently covered with lead, which was exchanged for a roof of slate in 1812. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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Marked by a cross.
church

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 182:-
...
In Crossthwaite church is a brass for sir John Radcliff and his lady 1327, ...

placename:- Crossthwaite Church
person:- : Radcliff, John, Sir
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 100:-
...
The church of Keswick, (properly called Crossthwaite Church,) is dedicated to St Cuthbert, and has under it five chapels of ease, viz. Borrowdale, St John's, Wythburn, Thornthwaite and Newlands; out of all these collectively are chosen the Church-wardens of Crossthwaite, and eighteen persons whom they call Sides-Men. These are sworn into their office on Ascension-day by the Vicar; a custom I believe used in no other place. This church is under the patronage of the Bishop of Carlisle.

placename:- Crossthwaite Church
person:- : St Cuthbert
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Crosthwaite Church
Marked by a cross.
church
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map (vignette):- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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date:- 1783
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 203:-
Oct. 3. [from Keswick] ... to Borrowdale; ... beneath you, and stretching far away to the right, the shining purity of the lake-reflecting rocks, woods, fields, and inverted tops of hills, ... with the white buildings of Keswick, Crosthwaite church, and Skiddaw, for a back-ground at a distance. ... ... Behind you the magnificent heights of Wallow-crag:
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Mrs Radcliffe's Ride over Skiddaw, 1794
Page 304:-
... that part of the vale of Keswick which separates the two lakes, and spreads a rich level of three miles, was immediately below; Crosthwaite church nearly in the centre, with the vicarage rising among trees. ...
date:- 1760; 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Crosthwate Church
circle, tower

placename:- Crosthwate Church
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 30, Cumberland.
church off the road to the left at:-
Crosthwait
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Crosthwaite Church
circle, building, tower

placename:- Crosthwaite Church
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Crosthwate church

placename:- Crosthwate church
county:- Cumberlandia
church
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST KENTIGERN / / CHURCH LANE / KESWICK / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 71770 / NY2574124285
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish church of least C14 origin, enlarged 1523, restored 1844 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
MATERIALS: Roughcast walls, coursed rubble buttresses, freestone quoins and parapets, coursed rock-faced stone to porch, graded-slate roofs.
PLAN: Long nave and chancel under a single roof, aisles, south porch and west tower.
EXTERIOR: Mainly in Tudor-Gothic style. The 3-stage west tower has diagonal buttresses and an embattled parapet incorporating a higher south-west turret. The west doorway is under a C19 shouldered lintel and above it the 4-light window has C19 Perpendicular tracery in a C16 opening. Square-headed belfry openings have triple round-headed lights with sunk spandrels (replaced in wood to the west face), and a big south clock face is on a slate panel. The 7-bay nave and chancel have an embattled red-sandstone parapet (dated 1812) and gable. Clerestorey 3-light windows are square-headed, with round-headed lights and sunk spandrels, except the two 2- light south chancel windows which have plain mullions. In the south wall is a slate sundial with gnomon. The chancel has freestone angle buttresses and C19 5-light Perpendicular east window. The south aisle has a C19 parapet and 3 buttresses. Six 3- light windows are similar to the clerestorey windows, and a doorway under a shouldered lintel was the entrance to a chapel at the east end of the south aisle. The east window is also 3-light, the west window 2-light with ogee-headed lights. The porch is typical Scott, in Early-English style with buttresses, steep roof, and entrance with filleted shafts. Inside, the south-aisle doorway under a segmental head is a C19 renewal of an earlier doorway. The north aisle incorporates a vestry that embraces the west tower. The vestry has 4-light square-headed north and west windows. Windows in the aisle proper are also square-headed, of at least 2 phases in the C15 and C16, either with ogee-headed, cusped, or round-headed lights with sunk spandrels. There are six 2-light windows, in the first bay with wooden mullions, and two C16 3- light windows at the east end, and 2-light east window. A north doorway, corresponding with the south doorway, is round-headed with continuous moulding, of late C16 or C17 character but a C19 rebuild. There are several slate grave slabs attached to the outer walls, including 2 of the early C19 attributed to William Bromley, mason of Keswick.
INTERIOR: The interior is wide and spacious. The double-chamfered tower arch dies into the imposts, indicating that there was a tower here before the C16. The 7-bay arcades have octagonal piers and double-chamfer arches, a dated form if they are as late as the C16. They look to be a century earlier at the latest. The eastern bay is wider. Roofs are C19. Nave and chancel have a 13-bay tie-beam roof. The truss at the junction of nave and chancel has corbelled brackets, and in the chancel the beams are castellated. Aisle lean-to roofs have moulded principals and purlins, and foliage bosses. At the east end of the north aisle are angels at the foot of the principals, indicating the former presence of a chapel. In the chancel is a re-set piscina under a Tudor head. There are 9 consecration crosses in the aisle window reveals, of 1523. Walls are plastered. Nave and aisles have stone floors except for a raised floor at the west end, and C20 polished stone floor to the baptistery in the south aisle. The chancel has a polished stone floor of 1972, the sanctuary a mosaic floor of 1889.
PRINCIPAL FIXTURES: The font was made c1395 in commemoration of Sir Thomas of Eskhead. It is octagonal, with worn relief foliage, and a representation of the Trinity, around the bowl, on a panelled stem. Benches, probably of 1844, have ends with arms rests. In the south aisle is the Gothic frontal of a family pew dated 1826, and a Gothic box pew labelled `J Jackson Armboth¨. The C19 pulpit on a C20 stone base is polygonal with linenfold panels. The open-arcaded lectern is earlier, possibly 1844. Choir stalls have ends with poppy heads and carving on arm rests, and arcaded frontal. The back tier has curved arm rests and a screen behind it on turned balusters. The communion rail has wrought-iron scrollwork. The Tudor-panelled reredos has a shallow canopy and 3 relief brass panels, signed JB. The earliest monuments are male and female effigies, said to be Thomas Radcliffe (d 1495) and his wife, now lying in the south aisle. Next to it is a large slate slab, set up on legs like a table tomb, but originally laid in the floor and with 2ft brass effigies to Sir John Ratcliff (d 1527) and his wife. He was the chief patron of the C16 enlargement of the church. In the south aisle is a recumbent white-marble figure by J. Louth (1846) on a Gothic chest, to the poet laureate Robert Southey (1774-1843), who is buried in the churchyard. There are several other C18 and C19 wall tablets, including 2 by Webster of Kendal, C18 brass plaques in the chancel and 1914-18 war-memorial plaque by E. Harrison of Keswick. There are fragments of medieval stained glass in 2 aisle windows. The crucifixion east window is by Kempe (1897), and other windows are attributed to Wailes.
HISTORY: The earliest features of the church are the C14 tower arch and the late C14 font. The north aisle includes some C15 windows, but the church was substantially rebuilt in the early C16 and consecrated in 1523. The tower is said to be slightly later, of c1530-35. The patron was Sir John Ratcliff, whose brass effigy is in the church. The church was extensively restored in 1844 by George Gilbert Scott (1811- 78), architect of London and the most prolific restorer of churches in the C19. Restoration was undertaken mainly at the expense of James Stanger of Lairthwaite, and was prompted by a campaign raising funds for a monument in the church to Robert Southey. Scott rebuilt the roofs and added the south porch. Some furnishings also date from Scott's restoration.
SOURCES:
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland, 1967, pp 114-15.
Parish church of St Kentigern: Notes for Visitors.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The church of St Kentigern, Crosthwaite, is designated at Grade II[star] for the following principal reasons: [bullet] It is a substantial late-medieval parish church retaining significant original fabric and detail. [bullet] It has fixtures of special interest, including a rich late C14 font, and good- quality C19 benches, lectern and chancel fittings. [bullet] Its monuments are of special interest, including C15 effigies, C16 brass, and C19 effigy, by the noted sculptor, J. G. Lough. The latter commemorates the poet-laureate Robert Southey, who is buried in the churchyard. [bullet] Its restoration was carried out with sensitivity by the great Gothic Revival architect, (Sir) George Gilbert Scott.

placename:- Church of St Kentigern
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY25742428
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, Crosthwaite Church Tower, St Kentigern, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.156 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
CROSTHWAITE CHURCH TOWER. (pp.155-157). / (Southey, the poet, is buried in the church).

placename:- Crosthwaite Church
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Southey's Grave, Great Crosthwaite, Cumberland, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.246 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.
printed at lower centre:-
Southey's Grave / Crosthwaite Churchyard
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1886
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Heywood 1906

Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity, in the Penny Guide Books series, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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Print, halftone, Crosthwaite Church, St Kentigern, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, from a photograph by A Pettitt, Keswick, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series.
printed at bottom:-
Photo by / CROSTHWAITE CHURCH. / A. Pettitt, Keswick.

placename:- Crosthwaite Church
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

old print:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Print, woodcut engraving, Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, Cumberland, by T W Holme, engraved by George Measom, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1850.
On p.57 of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.
printed at bottom:-
left, right, centre: : T W Holme / GEO. MEASOM. SC. / Crosthwaite Church, Keswick.

placename:- Crosthwaite Church
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church, Great Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, published 1900s?
printed at bottom:-
CROSTHWAITE.
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Southey's Grave, Great Crosthwaite, Cumberland, published late 19th century?
On page 157 of The English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
SOUTHEY'S GRAVE.
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1880=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Calverley 1899

Notes on the Early Sulptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, edited by W G Collingwood, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1899.
In the church,
The Bolster Stone:-
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Photograph by W L Fletcher.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

incumbents:-
Wethamsted, Jeffry 1294
Graystoke, Richard de 1313
Lune, Thomas 1354
Broughton, John Henry de 1359
Welton, John de 1360
Morland, Peter de 1361
Boon, John 1362
Eskhead, Thomas de 1363
Ratcliffe, John 1547
Maybraye, John 1567
Mayson, Peter 1585
Beck, Robert 1592
Beck, Peter 1597
Robinson, Giles 1602
Singleton, Isaac 1623
Winter, John 1643
Mees, William 1653
Ratcliffe, Percival 1654
Studdert, J 1660
Marshall, Henry 1661
Lowrie, Richard 1667
Tullie, Thomas 1710
Nicholson, Thomas 1727
Christian, Thomas 1728
Lushington, James S 1770
Denton, Henry 1780
Denton, Isaac 1786
Lynn, James 1820
Gipps, Henry 1855
Goodwin, George G 1878
Richmond, Thomas K 1878
Rawnsley, Hardwick Drummond, Canon 1883

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Crosthwaite
locality:- Keswick
coordinates:- NY257243

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Sallies etc. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Bell ropes. -- 9.7.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'The Cumberland Association of Change-Ringers. / Crosthwaite Branch. / The first peal rung in this steeple (being Grandsire Triples, Taylor's Bob and Single Variation) was rung on 7th. December 1895. ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. / In this tower was rung on Feby 16th. 1910. / A Peal of 5,120 Kent Treble Bob Major / Time 3 hours 19 minutes. / ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'The Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers / on Saturday 23rd. September 1989 / in 2 hrs. 46 mins. / A Peal of 5056 Plain Bob Major / The first peal on these bells after their refurbishment and rehanging / ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Ringing World, -- 9.7.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Rules for the bellringers. -- 9.7.2009

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 12 cwt 2 qtr 24 lb (1424lbs)
pitch of tenor: E
scale:-
E, F sharp, G sharp, A, B, C sharp, D sharp, E
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; E major.
Bell 1 cast by Mears and Stainbank, 1915; 2-4 by Pack and Chapman, 1775; 5, 7 and 8 by John Warner and Sons, 1882; 6 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 1989.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

photocopy Whitehead 1895:-
vol.14 p.318

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vol.14 p.319

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vol.14 p.320

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vol.14 p.321

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vol.14 p.322

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vol.14 p.323

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Whitehead, H (posthumous): 1895: Bells of Brigham, Cockermouth, Crosthwaite, Distington, and Holme Cultram: TransCWAAS: vol.14: pp.275-334

photocopy Traditions of Crosthwaite Church Belfry:-
vol.8 p.48

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vol.8 p.49

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vol.8 p.50

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vol.8 p.51

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vol.8 p.52

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vol.8 p.53

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vol.8 p.54

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Crosthwaite, J Fisher: 1884: Traditions of Crosthwaite Church Belfry: TransCWAAS: vol.8: pp.48-54

photocopy Godfrey 1881:-
vol.6 p.84

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Godfrey, Robert: 1881: Westmorland Bells: TransCWAAS: vol.6: pp.83-85

notes The ring was rehung by Mears and Stainbank, Whitechapel Bellfoundry, 1915.
Treble cast by John Warner and Sons, 1882, recast by Mears and Stainbank 1915; inscribed:-
[I love the bells that call the poor to prayer, Chiming froom Village Church its cheerful sound. - SOUTHEY]
Bell 2 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; once the treble; inscribed:-
[Although I am both light and small I will be heard above you all.]
Bell 3 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[If you have a judicious ear, You'll own my voice is sweet and clear.]
Bell 4 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[Such wondrous power to music's given, It elevates the soul to heaven.]
Bell 5 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; recast by John Warner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[Peace and good neighbourhood.]
Bell 6 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[Music is medicine of the mind.]
Bell 7 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; recast by John Earner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[In Wedlock's Bands all ye who join, With hands your hearts unite, So shall our cheerful tongues combine, To laud the nupial rite.]
Tenor cast by John Warner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[Over the vale the heavy toll of death sounds slow, It makes me think upon the dead. SOUTHEY]
::::: notice in church

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Monumental brass, Sir John Ratcliffe, 1527 and his wife. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Alabaster effigies, probably of Thomas Radcliffe and his wife, 1495. -- 14.10.2005

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial of Robert Southey in the church. -- 21.5.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Robert Southey, on his memorial. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- The grave of Robert Southey:- -- 'HERE LIES THE BODY OF ROBERT SOUTHEY L.L.D. POET LAUREATE / BORN AUGUST 12 1774 DIED MARCH 21. 1843 / FOR FORTY YEARS A RESIDENT IN THIS PARISH / ALSO OF EDITH HIS WIFE BORN MAY 20 1774 DIED NOVR 16 18[3]7' -- Restored by the government of Brazil. -- 14.10.2005

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to Canon Hardwick Drummond Rawnsley, died 1920. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Gravestone, to Canon Hardwick Drummond Rawnsley, died 1920. -- 9.7.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, with coat of arms, to Gawen Wren, Castlerigg, died 1738. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, to Gawen Wren, Castlerigg, died 1738. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms of Edward Stevenson, Governor of Begal, died 1768. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, John Jackson, Armboth, died 1834. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial and coat of arms, John Jackson, Armboth, died 1834. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to John Hodgson, died 1807. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms on memorial to John Hodgson, died 1807. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to John Edmondson, died 1823. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms on memorial to John Edmondson, died 1823. -- 5.11.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 22.5.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 22.5.2013

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Organ, made by Bishop, London, 1837, enlarged by Jardine, Manchester, 1920.. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Font. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest, 1702 -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest:- -- 'WW 1702' -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Parish chest:- -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Mothers Union banner. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Colours of the Skiddaw Greys; Keswick Company of the 1st Volunteer Border Regiment. -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Candlestick. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Candlestick, label. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Model of the church in a spar box. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Light fitting - and very ugly lights. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Notice regarding electric lights. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- The locking bar to the church door. -- 21.5.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- A jetton, or casting counter, found in a church wall. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Notes about the jetton. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Clock dial. -- 5.11.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Photograph, about 1886. -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Watercolour painting, 1900s? -- 5.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Watercolour painting, 1900s? -- 5.11.2011

notes Described in:-
Butler, Lawrence (ed): 2011: Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne for Cumbria, 1833-1872: CWAAS:: ISBN 978 1 873124 52 9
Extracted from the original notes made by Sir Stephen, now in Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, contact through Flintshire Record Office

hearsay Robert Southey, born in Bristol 1774 d.1843; went to Balliol College, Oxford. He was a friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and joined in his scheme for a pantisocratic settlement. His wife was Edith Ficker, whose sister married Coleridge. Southey wrote poetry and prose; poems such as the 'Inchcape Rock' and 'Battle of Blenheim', prose as 'History of the Peninsula War', 'History of Brazil'.

hearsay Jocelyn of Furness says:-
St Kentigern, flying for his life from Glasgow, going to St David's, Wales, was told in Carlisle that many people in the mountains still worshipped false gods. He made a detour through Caldew, Greystoke, and Mugrisdale, and stayed for a little while at a larger settlement where he set up a cross in a clearing - Crossthwaite - this is his church.
Perhaps founded by St Kentigern about 553. The present building dates from 1553, restored 1844 by architect Gilbert Scott who designed the roof beams and the pews.
The font dates from 1395, and commemorates Sir Thomas of Eskhead, vicar here.

2 cross slab grave covers.
(Couldn't find these: 5.11.2011)
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

button   ring of bells, Aspatria
button   ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite
button   seat, Great Crosthwaite
button   sundial, Great Crosthwaite
button   sundial, Great Crosthwaite (2)
button   sundial, Irthington
button   topograph, Great Crosthwaite
button   war memorial, Castle Sowerby
button   war memorial, Irthington

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