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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade I Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3225 / 54°19'21"N

Longitude: -2.7443 / 2°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 351683

OS Northings: 492138

OS Grid: SD516921

Mapcode National: GBR 9L8G.N8

Mapcode Global: WH82W.TMC4

Plus Code: 9C6V87F4+27

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75420

ID on this website: 101319009

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Kirkbarrow, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Church of England parish church

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SD 5192 SE

KIRKLAND (East side)
Church of the Holy Trinity



Parish Church. Established by 1232 (date on indulgence issued for fabric repairs); later medieval additions. Comprehensive C19 restorations in Perpendicular style. Earlier masonry coursed, squared, rubble; later work snecked rubble. Chamfered plinths and stepped buttresses. Lead roofs with gargoyles and pinnacles to castellated parapets. Rectangular plan with double aisles; chancel and west tower incorporated internally.

West porch; 1934 vestry adjoining north side not of interest. Eastern chapels of Bellingham, Parr, and Strickland families contain some fine tombs and memorials. Memorial by Flaxman on north wall; memorial to George Romney on west wall. One of widest medieval parish churches in Britain (103 ft).

For detailed description, history, and plans see: J.F. Curwen "The Parish Church of Kendal" in Transactions of Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Old Series Vol. XVI, pp.157-220; R.C.H.M. (1936), Westmorland, pp.119-122. Forms focus of churchyard group and major feature on riverside.

Listing NGR: SD5168992139

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