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All Saints Church, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria.

All Saints Church, Kirkgate, Cockermouth. The All Saints that stands now is of the mid 19th Century.


An All Saints church has stood here since the late C14th when Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland, had married the widow of Gilbert de Umfraville.(see: Cockermouth Castle), then the owner of Cockermouth Castle. Henry bestowed All Saints Church to the town. This building was replaced in 1711 when a new church was erected, this incarnation of All Saints lasted less than 150 years when it was ruined by fire. The Church that stands now is of 1854.

The Saints Rooms (Church Rooms) is on nearby Church Went, just to the left of this picture.


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