Kirkandrews-upon-Esk Church

KirkAndrews on Esk kirkandrews church by Steve BulmanKirkandrews-upon-Esk Church is named after St Andrew and the river Esk beside which it sits. It is the estate church belonging to Netherby Hall. The red sandstone, ashlar faced church was constructed in 1776 using a rectangular design. On the west tower is a clock with an open, columned rotunda, which is capped with a stone. The west doorway is Tucson with two pediments. On the east wall are two niches.

KirkAndrews on Esk kirkandrews church courtesy Steve BulmanIn the interior the Italian style was used to create the screen and reredos. They are in green and gold. The four stained glass windows found in the nave were added in 1893 when the church was re-done. They are copies of 15th century styles.

A freestone quarry is located a mile from the church.

Kirkandrews-upon-Esk is two miles north-east of Longtown near the Scottish border.

Photos courtesy of Steve Bulman

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