St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe

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St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe
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Tower of St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe
St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe is located in Cumbria
St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe
St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe
Location in Cumbria
Coordinates: 54°13′36″N 2°46′13″W / 54.2268°N 2.7702°W / 54.2268; -2.7702
Location Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Thomas, Milnthorpe
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) George Webster
Joseph Bintley
Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1835
Specifications
Materials Limestone,
sandstone dressings
Administration
Parish Heversham and Milnthorpe
Deanery Kendal
Archdeaconry Westmorland and Furness
Diocese Carlisle
Province York

St Thomas' Church is in the village of Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Kendal, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, and the diocese of Carlisle.[1]

History[edit]

The church was built in 1835–37 to a design by the Kendal architect George Webster, providing accommodation for a congregation of 600. The chancel was added in 1883 by Joseph Bintley.[2] In 1912 the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley carried out alterations at the west end of the church.[3] The west gallery was removed in 1982 and the church was sub-divided by a wall.[2]

Architecture[edit]

St Thomas' is constructed in limestone with sandstone dressings. The church has a nave, a chancel, and a west tower. The nave contains paired lancet windows and has thin buttresses. The chancel is in Early English style. Many of the windows contain stained glass; these include two by F. Barrow of Milnthorpe dated 1872 and 1885, two by A. Burrow dated 1886 and 1890, and others by Heaton, Butler and Bayne (1879), Shrigley and Hunt (1898), and Abbott and Company (1928).[2] There is a ring of six bells, cast in 1912 by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ St Thomas, Milnthorpe, Church of England, retrieved 18 August 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2010) [1967], Cumbria, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 527–528, ISBN 978-0-300-12663-1 
  3. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 248, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8 
  4. ^ Milnthorpe, S Thomas, Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers, retrieved 18 August 2012 

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