Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Hesket in the Forest, St Mary

Hesket in the Forest
St Mary

This is a very prim and proper looking church, very similar in architectural details to the many Wesleyan Methodist chapels in the area. St Mary is a Grade II listed building, rebuilt in the early 18th century. The Chancel arch (not pictured here) dates from the late 13th or early 14th century. The tiny belcote above the 18th century West porch probably dates from the 1600s.

Above. The Parker Mausoleum.

Above. Possibly the remains of a mounting block incorporated into the church yard wall.

Unfortunately the church wasn't open on my visit. There are windows by Shrigley and Hunt, and the Royal Arms of Queen Victoria.

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