St Gregory's Church, Vale of Lune, Cumbria

Address: Marthwaite, Vale of Lune, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5ED
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A railway church

This chapel was built in the early 1860s by the Upton family, when the London and North Western Railway was building its Ingleton branch and sent a Scripture Reader to the navvies.

Attached to a cottage, it is a plain building perhaps designed by a railway engineer; but inside a delightful and colourful series of stained glass windows by Frederick George Smith depict river scenes, trees and plants, as well as birds and animals found locally. These were installed in about 1900 when the church was refurnished.

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Road directions

1 mile west of Sedbergh on A684, and 4 miles east of M6 Junction 37

Public transport information

Nearest railway stations: Oxenholme Lake District (6.5 miles) and Kendal (7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SD 634 922

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  1. George and Lynn Turner (16 Jul 2012, 18:18)

    Stayed in Sedburgh a couple of years ago. We passed this little church many times. Called in one day and wow ! what a beautiful atmospheric place it is. The stained glass windows are so vibrant of colour. So pleased that it is being kept alive by the Churches Trust

  2. Margaret & Phil Steen (06 Mar 2014, 17:06)

    We pass this little church every couple of weeks or so on the run to and from Barnard Castle. We always promised to stop one day and we will certainly do that. It looks delightful, coupled with the railway heritage.

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Community information for St Gregory's Church, Vale of Lune

 

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St Gregory's Church, Vale of Lune, Cumbria

Keyholder

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.