Old Chancel, Ireby, Cumbria

Address: Ireby, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA7 1HD
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An old provider

The 12th century chancel of Ireby's old church is only part of what was originally there. In 1847, the nave was pulled down, and the font, piscina and some carvings to provide for the new church (a mile away), and two nave arcade columns were taken to serve as gateposts in the village. The gateposts have now be reinstated in the churchyard. The east wall arcade, with three round-headed lancets, is a fine feature.

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Road directions

9 miles north east of Cockermouth and 12 miles north of Keswick, off A595 or B5299, north of Ireby village; at The Lion Inn, take the road to High Ireby and Whitrigg; ignore the left turn to High Ireby and take the immediate right turn signposted towards 'New Park Farm Holiday Cottages'

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Aspatria (5.4 miles)

OS Reference No.

NY 224 393

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  1. Ian Rousell (21 Apr 2012, 08:39)

    What a wonderful find, such asimple, peaceful place on a warm Spring day when the ewes and lambs were dancing around. It made me wonder when it was built and by whom and why was it abandonded? Are there any images of the orginal building?

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Old Chancel, Ireby, Cumbria

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If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.