Great Salkeld

 St Cuthbert

  • Bells:  6: 11-03-22 (610 kg) in F#
  • Service Ringing:     9.30 am (alternates with Lazonby)
  • Practice:     Wednesday  7.30 pm (alternates with Lazonby)
  • Grid:     NY552368
  • Postcode:     CA11 9NA

Contact:

Mike Allison, 10 Barton Dale, Lazonby, Penrith CA10 1BU

Phone:    01768 898806

Email:    allmickey-at-btinternet.com

Getting there:

By Road Great Salkeld (‘The Spring among the Willows’) is one of the villages nestling in the Eden Valley north of the A686 Penrith-Hexham road. It can be reached either from the north via the B6413 or from the south via the B6412. The village is accessible from the A6 via Lazonby or Penrith directly, or from the A688, taking one of the signposted turns near Langwathby.

Parking:

South of the church there is an open green area with hardstanding for about four cars. Other spaces are available in the roads surrounding the church.

Access:

Enter the church through the south door, turn left and go through the heavy door into the vestry. A short spiral staircase on the left leads to the ringing room.

Toilets:

None at the Church.

Historic note:

This is one of the 40 sites dedicated to St. Cuthbert, as one of the resting places of the Saint’s body after his death on Holy Island. The relics were carried around Strathclyde and Northumbria for about 7 years before being buried in Durham Cathedral. The present church dates from the 12th century and the tower from the 14th century.

Links:

Ringing around the Lake District