The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
St. Joseph (R.C., 1966) on Ruskin Drive. This source says it was originally an Independent/Congregational Chapel, established in 1815 (is this the 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). Link. Grade I 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.
18 February 2021
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