Greystoke, Cumbria

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St Andrew's Church
Greystoke is located in Cumbria
Location within Cumbria
Population654 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY4430
Civil parish
  • Greystoke
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA11
Dialling code017684
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°40′12″N 2°52′12″W / 54.670°N 2.870°W / 54.670; -2.870Coordinates: 54°40′12″N 2°52′12″W / 54.670°N 2.870°W / 54.670; -2.870

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.


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[edit]

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, designed by Sir Robert Lorimer[2] in the Arts and Crafts style, which dates from 1914.[3] There are six bells which are hung for ringing in the English full-circle style.[4]

Notable people[edit]


An electoral ward of the same name exists; this ward stretches south west to Threlkeld with a total population of 1,374.[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects: Robert Lorimer
  3. ^ The Buildings of England - Cumbria, Matthew Hyde and Nikolaus Pevsner 2010. Yale University Press
  4. ^ Retrieved from Carlisle Diocesan Guild of church bell ringers website July 2015 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Enos Bronson, Memoir of the Life and Character of Dr John Law in Select Reviews, vol. 4 (1810)
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 June 2015.

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