Abbeys Monasteries and Churches in Cumbria

Although some of Cumbria's country churches were built in Saxon times, little of the church masonry of that period remains except for parts that have been incorporated into Norman churches that date from around 1130-1200. Over the centuries many of the parish churches were extended, rebuilt, or renovated in various styles popular at the time. Cumbria is home to Carlisle cathedral and several abbeys and priories. In addition to those listed here, our town and village pages give information about local places of worship.

Calder Abbey Carlisle Cathedral (Carlisle)
Cartmel Priory (Cartmel) Conishead Priory (Bardsea)
Furness Abbey Holme Cultram Abbey (Abbeytown)
Kirkandrews-upon-Esk Church Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
Lanercost Priory (Lanercost) Shap Abbey (Shap)
St Andrews Church (Dent) St Bridgets (Brigham)
St John the Evangelist Church (Cowgill) St Kentigern Church (Great Crosthwaite)
St Lawrence Church (Appleby-in-Westmorland) St Lawrence Church (Crosby Ravensworth)
St Martins Martindale Old Church St Mary and St Michael Church (Great Urswick)
St Mary Magdalene (Broughton in Furness) St Mary the Virgin (Kirkby Lonsdale)
St Marys Church (Rydal) St Michael and All Angels Church (Beetham)
St Michaels Church (Burgh by Sands) St Ninian Church (Brougham)
St Olaf’s Church St Peters (Heversham)
St Peters Martindale New Church St Thomas Church (Crosscrake)
St Wilfred Chapel & St Ninian’s Church (Brougham) Wetheral Priory (Wetheral)

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