A church has stood on this site for over 800 years with the present church being built around 1490 (parts of the tower are older) and little changed since the late 16th century.
Grade I listed, it is one of the finest examples of a late medieval, vernacular Lake District church. It has literary connections with Wordsworth and was also the home the home of Archbishop Sandys in the 16th century.
Local masons built this church by eye rather than from a plan.The interior, little altered over the centuries, is dressed with lime plaster and decorated with 17th and 18th century painted scripture texts, there is also a decorative dogtooth border around the pillars and arches.
William Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School between 1779-87. There are numerous references to the church in his work, particularly in The Prelude.
Spectacular stained glass
National heritage here
Bus stop within 100m
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Café within 500m
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* The church is open 9.30am to 6.30pm (or dusk if earlier) throughout the year.
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