Lowther Mausoleum

Religious Place Penrith Cumbria

Lowther Mausoleum

Religious Place In Penrith, Cumbria

A mausoleum for William the second Earl, who died in 1844.

In the graveyard of St Michael's Church, Lowther Park near Penrith is a magnificent mausoleum to William Lowther, the second Earl of Lonsdale.

The mausoleum is on two levels with the upper having glass windows with a statue of Lowther created in 1963. Head down the steps to the lower level and there is a wooden door (which was locked), but would be the crypt housing the coffin.

Difficult to get a decent photo through the glass.

Lowther died in 1872 so the statue would have been created 9 years before his death.

Just above the door is the date AD1857 which is assumed when the mausoleum was built, so obviously doing a bit of forward planning.

There are four griffins adorning each of the corners of the building, standing guard over the mausoleum and graveyard.

We didn't get a chance to look into the nearby church of the spectacular Lowther Castle which we saw as we were parking. Will have to visit next time.

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You can park just outside of the church on the grass verge.

Simon Hawkins

Place contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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