Thwaites St Anne

Form 1A

(Rules 3.2 and 4.6)

Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Thwaites St Anne
Carlisle Diocese Code: 7541
National Church Code: 607192
LB Unique ID: 76350
Postcode: LA18 5HP
St Anne’s Church is situated near the junction where the A5093 branches off the A595 towards Millom. The postcode is LA18 5HP. The church is not regularly open, but access can always be arranged by contacting one of the churchwardens, Peter Foord 01229 777928 peter.foord@hotmail.com or Helen Chew 01229 776833 helen_chew@sky.com
Carlisle
Thwaites St Anne
Thwaites
Millom with Thwaites and Haverigg
Furness

The present church was built in 1854, replacing earlier nearby churches, to serve local villages and hamlets. It has some interesting stained glass by William Wailes.

1854
Yes
Grade II
No
No
No
No
-Not picturesque, but a landmark
No
None
No
No
No
No
None
John Coward Architects
21/07/2011

The church was built in 1854 by E.G Paley of stone rubble with ashlar dressings. There is no tower and only a small bell –cote but the unusual arrangement of three windows in the west end and the quatrefoils in the clerestory add a distinctive character; in fact the fenestration of the west end gives one the felling of a monastic design. It is a large church for such a small village but it obviously serves other outlying settlements. Internally and externally the stone detailing is immediately recognisable as by Paley and helps to add that much needed extra, dimension to a simple building. There is a wagon roof and the organ, with extravagantly painted pipes, is by Brindley and Foster of Sheffield and dated 1887. There is no water supply and therefore no WC’s or kitchen. The church is Grade II listed but, unusually, received an English Heritage grant of £174,000; perhaps because its heritage significance is raised by its association with the architect E.G. Paley? The iron gate to the churchyard is vernacular in its design and detail but again adds charm to the overall composition. There is a cup of 1739 and some attractive stained glass and in the churchyard there is a sundial.

Part of the original designQuite contemplation

Accessibility is a problem

Significance of pewsAccessibility

Unknown
Unknown
11/05/2017