St Oswald, St Cuthbert & King Alfwald

A little church with a long name, the walls are made of reused Roman stones, we are only a mile or so south of the wall.

About this church

The church was almost ruined by the 16th century. Cuthbert Carnaby of Halton, whose father had become rich in the service of Henry VIII, gave the church its present windows and south door. The wooden roof was added in 1706, a neat battlemented parapet was built and the bell turret added.

Outside the church there is a Roman altar, which probably came originally from the nearby Hadrian's Wall fort of Onnvm. Close to the west wall of the church is the topiary yew 'pig'.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Wilfrid

St Wilfrid's is a beautiful historic church on the river Lune, it is well known for its unique Viking cross which stands in the churchyard and has Pagan and Christian carving.

St Luke

The church is in the centre of the village, surrounded by beautiful grounds which include a small Garden of Remembrance.

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