Church of England Diocese of Carlisle Bolton All Saints

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This small church lies in a lovely setting above the River Eden with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District to the west. It is at the heart of a warm and caring community. The church is a sandstone building lying in a churchyard and is approached along an avenue of clipped yew trees. Its origins are 12th century with later additions in the 14th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The church and churchyard contain a number of interesting features. The most notable is on the north wall. Above a window is a medieval carving in sandstone of knights jousting, which is believed to be the only sculpture of a joust to be found on any country church in England. Alongside it is an almost unreadable inscription, again carved in sandstone, which suggests that the sculpture was a gift to the church to commemorate a local tournament. There is a modern replica of the knights inside the church, On the south wall to the left of the porch is a stone figure of a lady which may have once been part of a medieval coffin lid. Inside the church, filling the chancel arch is an unusual wooden screen of open tracery.  Leaflets which give details of the church's history and other interesting features are available near the font.

Services are held in church on most Sundays. Please see the board at the church gate for details of the next service or see details on the North Westmorland Churches website (see link on Home page).

Bolton
Appleby
CA16 6AL

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