Ponsonby Church

Ponsonby Church

 
Grid Ref NY 042056

 

Ponsonby Church.
 
This church has many connections with the Stanley family of Calderbridge, who came to the area in the 14th century. There are a number of memorials to the Ponsonby branch of the Stanley family.
 
Some parts of the church are older – the chancel, nave, and one of the lancet windows. The approach to the church is across a dry moat, which encircles the churchyard, all within a lovely park-like setting. From here you look out towards Sellafield to the west, and the Lakeland Fells to the north-east.

 

Ponsonby Church.

 

At the west end there is an interesting stone vaulted ceiling, and a stained glass window depicting Faith and Hope (by Henry Holiday). The east window shows the Crucifixion (designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris & Co).

 

Ponsonby Church - detail of West window

 

Too see more high quality photographs of the windows at Ponsonby by P Neil Ralley, see Stained Glass Photography.

 

Go to Menu :