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

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

Other nearby churches


St Mark

The beautiful village of Nether Kellet is set amongst rolling limestone pasture.

Supported by National Churches Trust, for people who love church buildings