Torver St Luke

Form 1A

(Rules 3.2 and 4.6)

Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Torver St Luke
Carlisle Diocese Code: 7391
National Church Code: 607193
LB Unique ID: 76903
Latitude: 54.338217
Longitude: -3.102050
On A593 (next to Church House Inn), Torver
Carlisle
Torver St Luke
Coniston and Torver
Coniston and Crake Valley
Furness

The Parish Church at Torver was dedicated to St Luke in 1884 when it was discovered that there had been no dedication hitherto. The previous church (replaced by the current building in 1884) was a small, low building with a steep pitched slate roof.

1884
Yes
Grade II
No
No
Yes
Lake District National Park
No
No
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
Churchyard closed by Order in Council on 5th November 1986 - However the burial ground adjacent is still in use.
Yes
Thomas Brocklebank died 11/1/1919 and John Inman died 2/12/1918
None
Craig & Meyer Architects, 111 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 1XA
14/11/2012

The building is of 1884, in the Norman-style, by Paley and Austin. There were two earlier churches on the site, the guide book describes the present and the penultimate buildings as “out of a textbook” but enthuses, along with Ruskin, about the first one. However, Goodhart-Rendel describes it as “a capital little building” and this statement is closer to the truth. Although at the time of writing the church is undergoing major refurbishment the quality of its form and design shines through, even down to the perimeter gates and railings. There is playfulness in the detail culminating in a weather vane in the form of a fish. Low and unpretentious, the church sits firmly and steadfastly in its setting.

Simple space of good proportions and light.

Nicholas Monk
Church Warden
03/03/2016