Colton Holy Trinity

Form 1A

(Rules 3.2 and 4.6)

Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Colton Holy Trinity
Carlisle Diocese Code: 7451
National Church Code: 607244
LB Unique ID: 421185
Carlisle
Colton Holy Trinity
Colton
Egton cum Newland and Lowick and Colton
Furness
1578
Yes
Grade II
No
No
Yes
Lake District National Park
No
No
None
No
No
No
No
3xII-Mounting block, water basin and sundial in churchyard
Paul Grout Associates
24/09/2010
A typical and ancient Lakeland church, constructed of rubble masonry with a square tower, it is now unfortunately rendered with hard cement. Consecrated in 1578 and enlarged 25 years later, it has been much altered since; however, there is still evidence of the original building phase. . The straight –headed windows could be of that date and the roof timbers appear early and even show signs of re-use. The bowl of the Font is thought to come from an earlier Chapel on this site and dates from the 15th century. The timber communion rail is early eighteenth century and there is an ancient bell, hanging in the tower, dating to the fourteenth century. The bell is probably from Conishead Priory on its dissolution and is apparently of great interest to campanologists. There is also a silver chalice dated 1571, known as the Coulton Treasure, which was presented by Archbishop Edwin Sandys when he consecrated the church in 1578. A ‘pitch-pipe’ still exists, often used to give the note when there was no organ. The church was ‘thoroughly’ restored in 1890 when early pews and a three-decker pulpit were removed.
Communion rail and 'Colton treasure'-
Unknown
Unknown
09/11/2015