Friday, 18 September 2009

All Saints, Lupton

All Saints
Nr Kirkby Lonsdale

This is another tiny little church that seems to be doing its best to hide. Lupton lays on the A65, some two and a half miles to the West of Kirkby Lonsdale. The church however, lays at the junction of two minor roads to the North of the A65. The lane here is narrow, so park with caution.

This tiny church has a spacious feeling once inside. My favourite feature had to be the apse at the East end of the church...beautifully painted and perfectly lit. The Images of England web site has the church named as St Bartholomew....I'm not sure where this comes from as all other sources name it as All Saints. It was originally built as a chapel of ease...probably to St Mary's of Kirkby Lonsdale.

This Grade II church was built in 1867, and consists of a nave and a chancel housed in the apse.

The painted panels in the apse are said to be faithful reproductions of the original panels once painted on the stone. This church appears to be left open.

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