Saturday, 8 May 2010

St Mary, Ambleside

St Mary

Situated at the end of Vicarage Drive on the West side of Ambleside, St Mary's is a very imposing church.....visible from all the high points of the village. Built by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott between 1850 and 1854, it is a good representation of the 'Early Decorated' style of architecture. Sir Giles' Wikipedia page has a good list of all the buildings he was responsible for.

Above. A view of the church from Rothay Road to the South.

St Mary's is one of the few Lake District churches to have a spire. It is not listed as such, but has a B status, meaning that it is important locally and should be protected as far as possible.

Unfortunately on the day I visited it was being worked on, both externally and internally, so I was unable to collect any photos of the interior. Visit Cumbria has a good page on the church, including some photos of the interior.

Above. Looking along Kelsick Road towards the church.

Check the link for further information on this church, and Holy Trinity at Brathay, and Ambleside Parish Centre.

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