St George’s Church

June 15, 2008 at 19:13 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

St George's Church

Barrow’s first Anglican church – originally a chapel of ease for the parish of Dalton-in-Furness, built close to the existing tiny settlement in the early 1850s. Twenty years later the infant town of Barrow was big enough to have it as one of several parish churches.

Seen here from Barrow Island Park, across the Buccleuch Dock. To the left of the church you can see, in the distance – about 50 km – Coniston Old Man (traditionally the highest point in Lancashire) and to the left of that, Dow Crag (speared by a post.) A couple of years ago I released a Bookcrossing copy of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things on teh summit of Coniston Old Man. It was next heard of a few months later at the summit of Pigeon House Mountain in Australia. As far as I know it’s still there – anybody care to check? 😉

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  1. It looks more like a castle than a church!


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