Carlisle – Stanwix – St Michael’s Church
The Church at Stanwix, just north of the River Eden, dedicated to St. Michael, is cruciform in shape, and in the Early English style of architecture, designed by J Hodgson. It was erected in 1841, and consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and fine tower, surmounted by pinnacles.
In the chancel is a stained glass window containing figures of our Saviour, the Archangel Michael, and St. John the Evangelist. The clock in the tower, whose dials may be read from three points of the compass, was presented by Richard Ferguson, Esq., of Harker Lodge.
There has been a church on this site as early as the reign of Henry I., and was given by Walter, the king’s chaplain, to the prior and convent of Carlisle.
Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.
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