Kendal Parish Church

Kendal Parish Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a Grade I Listed Parish Church of the Church of England in Kendal, Cumbria, England.

Visitors to the church are struck by its size and the lightness of the interior. This lightness is due to the unusual construction of five aisles, separated by columns and allowing generous window area.

The central aisle is 800 years old and the other aisles have been added over the centuries so that, in its heyday, a congregation of 1100 was regularly accommodated.

Saxon Church

A church was built on the site during the Saxon period using material "robbed out" from the ruined Roman fort at Watercrook to the south of the town.

Norman Period

Westmorland was only subdued by the Normans in 1092 and Ivo Taillebois (Anglicized, the name is translated to John Talbot) became the first Norman Baron of Kentdale, he gave the church and its lands to St Mary's Abbey in York.

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