Kentmere's church can be found at the end of a six mile B road that heads North out of Staveley, following the course of the River Kent.
Above. A view of the church from Hodgson Brow to the West.
This is the only photo I currently have of the church, taken from the road leading down to Kentmere Hall, for which it was probably originally built as a chapel of ease.
Historical records don't make any mention of the church until about 1692....and the graveyard of the present church wasn't consecrated until 1701, so it's likely that all that may have stood here before was a small family chapel belonging to the hall.
By all accounts, the church underwent a substantial rebuild in 1866, with further alterations made in the 1930's, but the church has retained its 16th century wooden roof beams.
Above. Looking down the nave towards the East window.
The door in the South wall of the church, opens onto a fantastic view up Kentmere, uninterrupted for miles. Check this link.