Upper Denton Church

 

Location : Gilsland
Grid Ref NY 615655

 

Upper Denton  Church. Pic N3778.

 

A very humble building, built from Roman stone, and includes a re-used Roman arch. Pevsner describes the church as being Norman, with some Saxon elements, constructed from Roman masonry removed from the nearby fort at Birdoswald.
 
It can probably claim to be the oldest standing building in Cumbria.
 

Upper Denton

 

Upper Denton

 

Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham.

 

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