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Greystoke, Cumbria

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Population  654 (2011)
Civil parish  Greystoke
Country  England
Shire county  Cumbria
Dialling code  017684
OS grid reference  NY4430
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
District  Eden District
UK parliament constituency  Penrith and The Border
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Greystoke is a village and civil parish on the edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Penrith. The village centres on a green surrounded by stone houses and cottages.

Contents

Map of Greystoke, Penrith, UK

Buildings

Buildings in the village include St Andrew's parish church, which dates from the 13th century; Greystoke Castle, built by Baron Greystock in the 16th century and which stands in a 3,000-acre (12 km2) park; the Boot & Shoe public house; and the Cyclists' Cafe.

To the east of the village are three folly farmsteads built about 1789 by Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk, of Greystoke Castle: Fort Putnam, Bunker's Hill and Spire House.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's is a major church building due to its size, which is considerable for such a small parish. It was refounded as a collegiate church in 1382, by William, 14th Baron Greystoke. for a master, seven chaplains and six chantry priests. However the present building, in the Perpendicular style, is reckoned to date from the 16th and 17th centuries. It had a restoration in 1818, and then in 1848-49 it had another restoration under the architect Anthony Salvin. The nave is narrow, but the aisles are wide, with big windows, but it has no clerestory or west window. There are a number of effigies, including William, 14th Baron, and John, 16th Baron. There is an impressive memorial to Henry Charles Howard of Greystoke, in the Arts and Crafts style dating from 1914. There are six bells which are hung for ringing in the English full-circle style.

Notable people

Bishop John Law was born at Greystoke in 1745.

Governance

An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches south west to Threlkeld with a total population of 1,374.

References

Greystoke, Cumbria Wikipedia


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