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
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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

Location

    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