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placename:- St Oswald's Church
other name:- Grasmere Church
locality:- Grasmere
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- NY33730735
10Km square:- NY30
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY3307

photograph

St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 5.12.2005
photograph

St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 5.12.2005

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
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GRASMERE
site name:- Ambleside Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Grasmere Church, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.46 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
GRASMERE CHURCH

placename:- Grasmere Church
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Grasmere Church, St Oswald's, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 234 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at lower left:-
AG
printed at lower right:-
Joseph Pennell
printed at bottom:-
Grasmere Church.

placename:- Grasmere Church
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

source:- Philip/Wilson 1890s

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WORDSWORTH'S GRAVE.
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, grave stones of William and Mary Wordsworth and Edward and Dora Quillinan, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
person:- : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Wordsworth, Mary
person:- : Quillinan, Edward
person:- : Quillinan, Dora; Wordsworth, Dora
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, St Oswald's Church, nave, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 52:-
... In the church is a medallion portrait of Wordsworth, accompanied by an inscription adapted from a dedication of Mr. Keble's. The simple and modest tombstone in the churchyard will please him better. At present it bears only the name of the poet,- in his case, an all-sufficient memorial: but it is understood that some dates and other particulars will be filled in hereafter. Beside him lies his only daughter, and next to her, her husband,- whose first wife is next him on the other side. Some other children of Wordsworth, who died young, are buried near; and one grandchild. Close behind the family group lies Hartley Coleridge, at whose funeral the white-haired Wordsworth attended, not very long before his own death. This spot, under the yews, besides the gushing Rothay and encircled by green mountains, is a fitting resting-place for the poet of the region. He chose it himself; and every one rejoices that he did.
person:- : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Wordsworth Family
person:- : Keble, Mr
person:- : Coleridge, Hartley
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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cross, a church
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 43:-
... The church and the rectory stand near it [Grasmere], nearly in the centre of the dale, the former being dedicated to Saint Oswald, and consisting of a nave, with aisles, south porch, and a chancel. The tower is square and embattled. The doors are ornamented with old iron scroll-work. The interior is dark and gloomy, occupied by oaken benches, and the floor strewed with rushes, which are renewed amid much rejoicing every summer, when a queen of the sports is appointed. The painter, Green - indefatigable and praise-worthy artist! - lies buried in this church-yard, towards which he seems to have had some kindly predisposition. 'The church-yard of Grasmere, shaded by aged pines and sycamores, is interesting to those who court silence and solitude. Some charitable stranger has lately added the mournful yew, a tree sacred to such situations.'
person:- painter : Green, William
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 21)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Grasmere Church and Helm Crag, Grasmere, Westmorland, drawn by John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
St Oswald's Church.
Tipped in opposite p.106 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Grasmere Church
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Church
Labelled, out of position, not marked.
church
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P211, button   goto source.
Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 211:-
... [from Dunmail Raise] ... from the shore [of Grasmere] a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village, with the parish church rising in the midst of it; ...
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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church
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
image OG96m015, button   goto source.
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In mile 16, Westmerland.
A church on the left of the road at:-
Gresmere
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Grasmere Church, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 41 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 41. Grasmere has been many times celebrated. The Lake and Church, when connected with the surrounding scenery, from many points in the valley will wonderfully impress the mind with ideas of beauty. - But if this bottom be at present beautiful, how much more so might it be rendered, if every proprietor were anxious to do his best endeavour to add to it!
printed at bottom:-
GRASMERE CHURCH. / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Gasmere Church
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Grasmere Churchyard, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.120 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.
printed at lower centre:-
Grasmere Churchyard / "Thou takest not away, O Death / Thou strikest - absence perisheth / Indifference is no more
date:- 1886
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, Grasmere Church, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, drawn and engraved by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1809.
Summertime; Grasmere church stands to right of composition amidst a stand of trees. A stone bridge spans the river which flows in front of it. Distant fells rise beyond.
printed at bottom centre:-
GRASMERE CHURCH. Published Ambleside. Augst 1st 1809 by W. Green.

placename:- Grasmere Church
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF ST OSWALD / / / LAKES / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 451914 / NY3373707380
courtesy of English Heritage
Unusual building of C14, with arcade and roof of circa 1562 and C17. Sturdy castellated west tower with a batter and narrow cusped lancet window. South porch. Very sturdy proportions. Interior very original, with 2 naves divided by a two-tier arcade, the upper arches standing on the apex of the lower ones. The arcades do not reach the ridge, but there is a king-post open roof (not identical) over each nave. Mural monuments of early C19. Wordsworth bust in relief 1851 by Thomas Woolner.
For group notes see General group description under Grasmere.

placename:- Church of St Oswald
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY33730738
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
WORDSWORTH GROUP OF GRAVES IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST OSWALD / / / LAKES / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 451915 / NY3377107398
courtesy of English Heritage
A group of 12 graves of Wordsworths and Quillinans, with headstones and enclosing iron railings at south-east corner of churchyard. For group notes see General group description under Grasmere.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY33770739
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Wordsworth Family
person:- : Quillinan Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, 1891. -- 19.7.2008

photographs
The background, dexter black, is for a married man, Sir Michel le Fleming, died 19 May 1806, husband of Diana daughter of the Earl of Suffolk and Earl of Berkshire. The coat of arms is:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, coat of arms of , the le Fleming Family. -- 7.10.2009

photographs
The background, black, is for a widow, Diana widow of Sir Michael le Fleming, died 20 June 1816. The coat of arms is:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, coat of arms of Diana widow of Sir Michael le Fleming, the le Fleming Family. -- 7.10.2009

photographs
The background, black, is for a batchelor, Major General George Cumberland Hughes le Fleming, died 7 June 1877. The coat of arms is:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, coat of arms of Major General George Cumberland Hughes le Fleming, the le Fleming Family. -- 7.10.2009

photographs
The background, black, is for a widow? Anne Frederica Elizabeth Fleming, who married Sir Daniel Fleming, died 5 April 1861. The coat of arms is:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Hatchment, coat of arms of Anne Frederica Elizabeth Fleming, the le Fleming Family. -- 7.10.2009

incumbents:-
Galdington, Henry de 1254
Kendale, William de 1290
Richard 1332
Welle, Oliver de 1334
Ursewyk, Edmund de 1349
Middleton, Hugo de 1362
Hoton, Walter 1401
Pulham, Reginald
Yrford, Peter 1443
Plompton, George 1459
Chamer, James 1486
Ashton, Hugh 1505=1512
Frost, John 1512
Holgill, William 1525=1548
Crofte, Gabriell 1548
Jackson, William 1548
Hunter, J 1548
Walton, Hugh 1548
Benson, Thomas, Sirre 1563
Benson, John 1569
Levens, Lancelot
Wilson, John 1575=1626
Fogg, Robert 1627
Wilson, Henry 1628=1644
Benson, Mr 1645
Rawling, Christopher, Sir 1646
Wallas, John 1653=1655
Thompson, John 1655
Ambrose, John 1660
Brathwaite, John 1667
Fleming, Henry 1684=1728
Kilner, William 1728
Fleming, George 1728=1733
Fleming, William 1733=1743
Craik, John 1743=1806
Fleming, Richard, Sir 1822=1857
Kingsley, J 1822=1857
McGrath, William Carol 1822=1857
Harris, Frederick William 1822=1857
Fleming, Fletcher 1857=1862
Jefferies, Edward 1862=1878
Fletcher, Henry Mordaunt 1878=1894
Jennings, William 1894=1905
Heywood, John Henry 1905=1910
Peterson, Magnus Fraser 1910=1923

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Grasmere
coordinates:- NY337074

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Bell ropes. -- 23.3.2010

photocopy Godfrey 1881:-
vol.6 p.84

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Godfrey, Robert: 1881: Westmorland Bells: TransCWAAS: vol.6: pp.83-85

Dove data number of bells: 3
weight of tenor: 13 cwt 0 qtr 15 lb (1471lbs)
pitch of tenor: A flat (830Hz)
scale:-
A flat, A, C
Intervals semitone, minor third.
Bell 1 cast by Thomas Mears and Son, 1809; 2 and 3 by Edward Seller, 1731.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Grasmere Church, St Oswald's, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.292 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
GRASMERE CHURCH
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, Grasmere Church, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.149 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
GRASMERE CHURCH. (pp.137-139). / (The burial place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth).

placename:- Grasmere Church
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, The Graves in Grasmere Churchyard, William Wordsworth et al, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.137 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
THE GRAVES IN GRASMERE CHURCHYARD. (pp.138, 139).
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Wordsworth, Dorothy
person:- : Quillinan, Dora
person:- : Quillinan, Edward
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Farington 1789 (plate 5)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
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Print, engraving, Grasmere, Lakes, Cumbria, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by B T Pouncy, published by W Byrne, 69 Titchfield Street, London, 1785.
Grasmere lake, Grasmere and St Oswald's Church, and Helm Crag etc, in the background.
Plate 5 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789.
date:- 1785
period:- 18th century, late

old print:- Loftie 1875

English Lake Scenery, by W J Loftie, with chromograph illustrations by T L Rowbotham, published by Marcus Ward and Co, 67-68 Chandos Street, Covent Garden, London, and Belfast, 1875.
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Print, engraving, The Church at Grasmere, Westmorland, drawn by EMW, engraved by B and H, published by Marcus Ward and Co, 67-68 Chandos Street, Covent Garden, London, and Belfast, 1875.
On p.65 of English Lake Scenery, by W J Loftie.
printed at lower centre, left, centre:-
B & H SC. / EMW / THE CHURCH AT GRASMERE.
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Religious Tract Society 1860s

Guide book, How To See the English Lakes, published by the Religious Tract Society, London, 1860s?
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Print, engraving, Grave of Wordsworth, at St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, published by the Religious Tract Society, London, 1860s?
Tipped in opp.p.38 in How To See the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
GRAVE OF WORDSWORTH.
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Quillinan, Dora
person:- : Quillinan, Edward
date:- 1860=1869
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Nelson 1859

Guide book, in the Nelson's Handbooks for Tourists series, The English Lakes, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, 1859.
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Print, engraving, Graves of Wordsworth and Coleridge, drawn by Keeley Halswelle, Edinburgh, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, and Edinburgh and New York, United States, 1859.
Tipped in oppposite p.236 of a guide book, The English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
GRAVES OF WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE.
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
person:- poet : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
date:- 1859
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Print, engraving, Grasmere Church, and Wordsworth's Grave, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Lakes, Westmorland, by A Haselgrave, 1897, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.175 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Wordsworth's Grave, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, late 19th century.
The gravestones of William Wordsworth, Hartley Coleridge, and others.
printed at bottom:-
Wordsworth's Grave
printed at image:-
HARTLEY COLERIDGE / WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
person:- : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Coleridge, Hartley
date:- 1880=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Wordsworth's Grave, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Westmorland, drawn by W H J Bool, engraved by Whymper, published 1920s-30s?
On page 224 of Picturesque Europe, The Lake Country.
printed at lower left, right:-
WHJBool / WHYMPER Sc
printed at bottom:-
Wordsworth's Grave.
person:- : Wordsworth, William
date:- 1920=1939
period:- 1920s

notes Described in:-
Butler, Lawrence (ed): 2011: Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne for Cumbria, 1833-1872: CWAAS:: ISBN 978 1 873124 52 9
Extracted from the original notes made by Sir Stephen, now in Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, contact through Flintshire Record Office

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 5.12.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Organ. -- 7.10.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Church chest -- 23.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Fleming Family -- 7.10.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Poor box, 1648. -- 7.10.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Church door. -- 19.7.2008

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, Elizabeth Fletcher, d.1858. -- 23.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, Laetitia Pritchard, d.1827. -- 23.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, Sir John Richardson, d.1865 -- 23.3.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Memorial, William Wordsworth. -- 23.3.2010

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Gravestone:- -- 'WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. 1850. / MARY WORDSWORTH. 1859.' -- 7.10.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Oswald's Church -- Grasmere -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Gravestone:- -- 'DOROTHY WORDSWORTH 1855.' -- 7.10.2009

hearsay There has probably been a church here since saxon times; the present building has a 14th century nave.
William Wordsworth describes it in the 5th book of The Excursion, refering to its 'rude and antique majesty', 'pillars crowded', and 'naked rafters intricately crossed'.
The rushbearing is on the Saturday nearest St Oswald's day, 5 August. This is a boon day for the church.

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