Friday, 18 September 2009

St Peter, Mansergh

St Peter

The sparsely populated area of Mansergh sits nearly seven miles North of Kirkby Lonsdale, on the B6254. The church sits off the road down a narrow lane, shrouded in trees. The church was built in 1880 to designs by Paley and Austin of Lancaster.

The tower is the dominant feature of this church.....standing with its huge diagonal buttresses, saddle back roof and stair turret. It is this feature that is first seen when approaching the church from the West. A stone plaque above the porch tells the visitor that this church replaced an earlier one, built in 1726. Nothing appears to remain of the original church.

The photo below shows a view looking from the nave into the chancel.

The photo below shows the huge arch leading from the nave into the tower, where the font is placed.

The photo below shows another view from the nave looking into the chancel. You can just make out the beautiful barrel vaulted ceiling.

There is a small amount of parking near the church, and it appears to be left open. (apologies for the poor internal photos. I'll replace them when I've visited again!)

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