Parish Church of St Andrew, St Andrew's Place, Penrith - Eden

The parish church of Penrith has a red sandstone rubble west tower built in the C12 and C13. The remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1720 in red sandstone ashlar. It has been restored several times, most recently in 1972 when worm-infested roof timbers were removed. The roof is almost flat, and efflorescence around the parapets indicates the parapet gutters are failing. Failing downpipes have led to staining of the walls and inside there are many patches of damp, with peeling plaster, some of which have been repaired.

Parish Church of St Andrew, St Andrew's Place, Penrith - Eden
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1145048
  • Local Planning Authority: Eden
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Parish Church of St Andrew
  • Street Name: St Andrew's Churchyard
  • Locality: Penrith
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA