St Peter’s was built in 1874 designed by well known Lancashire firm of Paley and Austin and won an award for its design as a ‘mountain chapel’.
The church is nestled in the small peaceful village of Finsthwaite near to the Lakeside pier at the foot of Lake Windermere and just a quarter of a mile from the Stott Park Bobbin Mill on the Newby Bridge to Hawkshead road.
The original church was built in 1724 but was replaced by this larger one in 1874. The architect, Paley and Austin won a competition for a mountain chapel and you can see why, as the church appears as if hewn from the rock.
The church provides a quiet, peaceful and spiritual place to rest awhile, often when people are walking on the numerous local footpaths.
Spectacular stained glass
Social heritage stories
Level access to the main areas
Car park at church
* Open 9.30am to 5.30pm most days.
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