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KIRKBY STEPHEN Parish Church

KIRKBY STEPHEN Parish Church
KIRKBY STEPHEN Parish Church

Kirkby Stephen parish church has no official dedication but is the 2nd largest parish church in Cumbria and, being close to the Yorkshire Dales, is sometimes known as 'the cathedral of the Dales'. The first church on the site was built by the Anglo Saxons; the present church dates from the 13th century. Inside are various items of interest, including the 16th century tomb of Thomas Warton and his two wives, the 15th century tombs of two Richard Musgraves and, famously, part of an Anglo-Danish cross showing the Norse God, Loki - known as the Loki Stone. Outside is an impressive 18th century cloister-liker entrance.

Unusually, Kirkby Stephen parish church is shared between the Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

Location/Address: Market Square
Kirkby Stephen
County: Cumbria
Post Code: LA17 4QX
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Tip/Nearby: Brough Castle, Penrith, Yorkshire Dales (western part)
Primary Management: Church authorities
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