Irton

 St Paul Irton

  • Bells:
    8: 16 cwt (814 kg) in F#
  • Service Ringing:     Special services only
  • Practice:     Monday  7.30 pm
  • Grid:     NY092005
  • Postcode:     CA19 1YH

Contact:

Kathleen Egglestone, Spindle Craft, Drigg Station, Holmrook CA19 1XQ

Phone:    01946 724335 daytime

Email:   

Getting there:

Approaching on the A595 from either direction, make for Holmrook.

From the South –  Follow the signs to Workington until you have passed the turning to Ravenglass. after about a mile take a right turn, signed Santon bridge,  near to a petrol filling station before you get to Holmrook.
From the North – Follow the signs to Barrow until you pass through Holmrook and look for the left turn, signed Santon Bridge near to the petrol station on the opposite side of the road.

After leaving the A595 follow the road until it straightens and heads east for at least a mile, with a marvellous view to Wasdale. Resist the temptation to race along to the end, but look out for the isolated buildings some distance from the road on your left and slow down!  Keep your eyes peeled for the signpost and the buildings to your left on the straight. Turn left at the sign and follow the track which leads round the houses bringing you to the north side of the church.
If you are coming from Wasdale or Eskdale, or other minor routes, just trust to your map reading skills.

Parking:

Plenty of space to the north and south of  the church, but the route is NOT recommended for large coaches.

Access:

A ground floor ring so just go into the church through the main door on the north side where the ringing room is through the wrought iron gates.

Toilets:

Available at the church.

Additional Information:

The L’al Ratty –   While the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway does have a station at ‘Irton Road’, its best to get a friend to take your car/coach there and pick you up. The nearest station is the halt at Miteside which is a 1½ mile walk from the church.

The views from the church towards Wasdale make it an ideal spot for a picnic break (assuming fair weather).

Links:

Tower website:  Irton Bells

Parish website:  Eskdale Parish

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