Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Crook, St Catherine's tower

Church of St. Catherine,
Crook\Nether Stavely,
South Lakeland,

The Church of St. Catherine is a grade II listed building. It sits on the hillside just off the B5284 sandwiched between Crook Hall the road.

All that remains of the church is the slate grey tower, sitting in a walled enclosure atop the hill side with good views of the Cumbrian fells all around it.

The church was built in around 1620, but due to its poor condition, was dismantled in 1887.

The tower was left standing as a monument, and has been consolidated and strengthened to aid its survival.

The tower is reached by walking up the gentle hill side from the road. The walk is about three quarters of a mile, and is best done in fine weather as there is only a marked path for about half of the distance.

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