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Good Morning Everyone,

This is the church of St. John's in Keswick which, besides being a beautiful building, has views of the lovely Lakeland Hills around it.

The church was built in 1838, having been commissioned by Sir John Marshall, Lord of the Manor of Castlerigg. (Until I researched this, I didn't realise its connections with Castlerigg where there is a Stone Circle shown here. )
Although Sir John died before the building was started, the project continued, and his remains are interred below the centre aisle of the nave.

The church was built of soft, pink sandstone and there is an interesting selection of stained glass by Henry Holiday. The east window, containing 20 panels, is said to be one of his best, and should be viewed early on a sunny morning. It is a memorial to the founder, John Marshall.

I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2970 W: 204 N: 6706] (26793)
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