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17. Cumbria, The town and parish church of Appleby-in-Westmorland

the Parish church of St. Lawrence, Appleby in Westmorland

Complete with spring cherry blossom, the Parish church of St. Lawrence, Appleby in Westmorland, is a fine sandstone building dating from the late 12th century (~1176). There is a good guide to the church available and PLEASE leave a donation to help with the upkeep of this much cherished building.

 

The lower parts of the tower date back to the 12th century and the porch was built about 1300.

The lower parts of the tower date back to the 12th century and the porch was built about 1300.

The lower parts of the tower date back to the 12th century and the porch was built about 1300.

 

The pillars of the nave date from about 1300.

The pillars of the nave date from about 1300.

 

The beautiful alabaster figure on the left is a 17th century memorial raised by Lady Anne Clifford to her mother Margaret, Countess of Cumberland.

The beautiful alabaster figure on the left is a 17th century memorial raised by Lady Anne Clifford to her mother Margaret, Countess of Cumberland. Lady Anne Clifford was responsible for the restoration of the church in the 17th century.

 

The stained glass of the east window above the alter.

The stained glass of the east window above the alter.

 

The carved wooden screens behind the choir stalls were made ~1500  the font in the Baptistery was made of Frosterley marble from Weardale in the 19th century and is riddled with fossils!

The carved wooden screens behind the choir stalls were made ~1500 and the font in the Baptistery was made of Frosterley marble from Weardale in the 19th century and is riddled with fossils!

 

Some of the carved heads of the arches of the nave.

Some of the carved heads of the arches of the nave.

 

The River Eden from the bridge into the town.

The River Eden from the bridge into the town.

The River Eden and the bridge into the town.

The red sandstone bridge into the town over the River Eden was built in 1888-1889 to replace and unsafe medieval bridge.

The red sanstone bridge of 1889 over the River Eden - Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England  One of the few 'old' buildings in the main street - Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England

Appleby is a really pleasant friendly town set in a U bend of the River Eden.

 

The main street still retains a few of the older and attractive buildings. - Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England

The main street still retains a few of the older and attractive buildings.

 

the Parish church of St. Lawrence, Appleby in Westmorland

The main street in Appleby, you walk up this way at the start of the walk described on pages 18-19. The Parish church of St. Lawrence is at the bottom of the road.

The Bay Tree coffee shop

The main street of Appleby Town, Westmorland
the lovely Parish Church of St Lawrence

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England: The Bay Tree River View Cafe is an excellent coffee shop overlooking the River Eden set on the fine red sandstone road bridge. The main street of friendly Appleby-in-Westmorland Town, Cumbria, England, and, at the bottom the street, the lovely Parish Church of St Lawrence, well worth a visit.

The red sandstone bridge Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England One of the fine old buildings in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Northern England

 

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