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St Luke, Torver
St Luke's Church
Torver Church
locality:-   Torver
civil parish:-   Torver (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   church
coordinates:-   SD28479428
1Km square:-   SD2894
10Km square:-   SD29
references:-   : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

BJV52.jpg (taken 16.9.2005)  
CHD47.jpg (taken 3.4.2018)  

 stained glass

evidence:-   old painting:- Penn 1730s
source data:-   image  click to enlarge
item:-  Whitworth Art Gallery : D194.1
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Nurse 1918
source data:-   Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 2nd edn 1939.
item:-  JandMN : 27
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Church of St Luke
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"CHURCH OF ST LUKE / / A 593 / TORVER / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76903 / SD2847994286"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Church. 1884. By Paley and Austin. Dressed slate with red sandstone dressings, slate roofs. Nave, chancel and tower between, north lean-to vestry. Coped gables. Round-headed windows have sandstone dressings. 3-bay nave has south gabled porch, entrance with shafts and arch with zig-zag and roll moulding; north side of nave has 2 windows. West end has paired windows under continuous hoodmould on sill band. Tower has deep weathered buttresses to north and south, and tall windows with weathering above; louvred bell openings and coped cornice; squat pyramidal roof and fish to weather-vane. Chancel has 3 east windows with hollow-chamfered reveals, the central one wider, and continuous hoodmould. Vestry to west bay of chancel and tower has entrance with cambered lintel. Interior: arch-braced collar trusses, one with tie beam. Tower has round double-stepped arches, the inner steps corbelled, plain coffered ceiling. North organ loft. Plain octagonal font of uncertain date on later base."

CHD56.jpg  Organ, by Alexendra Young and Sons, Manchester, 1899.
(taken 3.4.2018)  
CHD57.jpg  Organ, by Alexendra Young and Sons, Manchester, 1899.
(taken 3.4.2018)  
CHD58.jpg  Organ builder:-
"ALEX. YOUNG & SONS, / ORGANBUILDERS, / MANCHESTER. / 1899." (taken 3.4.2018)  
CHD55.jpg  War memorial plaque, World War I, 1914-18.
(taken 3.4.2018)  
CHD48.jpg  Roof timbers.
(taken 3.4.2018)  
BTK51.jpg (taken 25.8.2010)  

Designed by Paley and Austin.

Paley and Austin series
person:-   architect
 : Paley, Edward G
person:-   architect
 : Austin, Hubert J
date:-   1884
New church in norman style.

person:-    : St Luke
place:-   Torver / Carlisle Diocese

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