Haile Church


Location Egremont

Grid Ref NY 030088


Haile Church.


The little church at Haile, with no dedication, has Georgian plain arched windows, but the walls are medieval. The West porch was added by Ferguson in 1882. A South-East quoin in the nave is part of a Saxon cross-shaft, with scrolls. Outside against the West wall is a monument to John Ponsonby (1670).


Haile Church. Pic F33P12.Crucifixion is by Wailes and Strang. A single window on the South side of the nave depicts an Act of Charity by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, and a single window on the North side of the nave depicts St George and the Dragon, by Powell of Whitefriars.

Haile Church. Haile Church.
St George and the Dragon

Memorial window to John Ponsonby
(1866-1952) of Haile Hall

by Powell of Whitefriars.

Monument to John Ponsonby (1670) on
the west outside wall. The inscription
reads :

Learn Reader Under This Stone
Doth Lye
A Rare Example Cald John Ponsonbye
If I Said Ylese I am Sur I Lyd
He was a Faithful Friend And Soe
He Dyd November 25 in the
Year 1670

Haile Church.
Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.

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