Entered from the Market Square through handsome cloisters built in 1810, the parish church stands on the site of a Saxon church and contains many ancient relics.
The imposing sandstone and brockram building, has evolved from the 12th century through to the mid 19th century. There is plenty for those interested in history, including the 9th century Loki stone, a hog back gravestone, Saxon stone, relics from the 13th century church, 15th century tombs and some fine Victorian glass.
We don't know when the first church was built in Kirkby Stephen, but carved stones date back to when Saxons and then Vikings lived hereabouts. 'Kirkby' means 'church place' and is a Viking name, presumably Viking settlers built the first church here between 900 and 950. The first record of a church is shortly after 1092
Spectacular stained glass
National heritage here
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* The church is usually open during the day.
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