Aldingham – St Cuthbert’s Church

Location : Aldingham / Ulverston

Grid Ref : SD 283710
 

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14th Century South Aisle

St Cuthbert’s Church at Aldingham is largely of Norman origin (12th century), but a worn Anglo-Saxon cross fragment in the east wall and some evidence of Viking burials suggests a much older sacred site. It was extended substantially during the time of Revd. John Stonnard, friend to Queen Victoria. Unfortunately his ‘extensions’ caused much of the earlier parts to be lost.

 

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13th Century chancel

Like many of our churches Aldingham reveals different generations and their attention through its visual architectural history.

 

The crooked chancel arch is not a building mistake, but was made to represent Christ with his head leaning.

 

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looking to the chancel

Photos by Matthew Emmott.

 
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