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St Andrew's Church
Grid reference: NY4430
Location: 54°40’12"N, 2°52’12"W
Population: 654  (2011[1])
Post town: Penrith
Postcode: CA11
Dialling code: 017684
Local Government
Council: Eden
Penrith and the Border

Greystoke is a village and parish in Cumberland, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, about four miles west of Penrith. The village centres on a green surrounded by stone houses and cottages.


Buildings in the village include St Andrew's parish church, which dates from the 13th century; Greystoke Castle, built by Baron Greystock in the 16th century and which stands in a 3,000-acre park; the Boot & Shoe public house; and the Cyclists' Cafe.

To the east of the village are three folly farmsteads built about 1789 by Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk, of Greystoke Castle: Fort Putnam, Bunker's Hill and Spire House.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's is a major church building due to its size, which is considerable for such a small parish. It was refounded as a collegiate church in 1382, by William, 14th Baron Greystoke. for a master, seven chaplains and six chantry priests. However the present building, in the Perpendicular style, is reckoned to date from the 16th and 17th centuries. It had a restoration in 1818, and then in 1848-49 it had another restoration under the architect Anthony Salvin.

The nave is narrow, but the aisles are wide, with big windows, but it has no clerestory or west window. There are a number of effigies, including William, 14th Baron, and John, 16th Baron. There is an impressive memorial to Henry Charles Howard of Greystoke, in the Arts and Crafts style dating from 1914.[2]

There are six bells which are hung for ringing in the English full-circle style.[3]

Notable people

Bishop John Law was born at Greystoke in 1745.[4]



Outside links

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