Church of St Stephen, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen - Eden

Church of 1230 with later additions and alterations. C16 west tower, aisled seven bay nave of C13, transept to the north and chancel. Generally appears in good condition, but water dripping from the roof just inside the main south west door suggests that the nave roof, not visible because of the parapet, is in poor condition, placing the church at risk.

Church of St Stephen, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen - Eden
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1136925
  • Local Planning Authority: Eden
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Stephen
  • Street Name: Market Square
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parish: Kirkby Stephen
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA