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placename:- Holy Trinity Church
other name:- Kendal Church
locality:- Kendal
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- SD51699213
10Km square:- SD59
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square SD5192

photograph

Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- 14.8.2005
photograph

Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- 3.7.2011

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
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KENDAL
site name:- Kendal Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 21:-
... [Kendal]
... The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, stands in the township of Kirkland; it is one hundred and eighty feet long, and ninety-nine feet broad, consisting of five aisles, divided by arches, which spring from eight pillars. The tower, seventy-two feet in height, is very strong, and contains a peel of ten bells. In the church are four chapels, three of which belonged to the Parrs, Stricklands, and Bellinghams; the other is the proper choir of the church, though called the Alderman's choir, because they were wont to sit there. The Stricklands of Sizergh Hall still use their chapel as a burial-place, and several of the family lie entombed there under a rich marble monument. This church was given by Ivo de Talebois to St. Mary's Abbey, York, and granted, after the dissolution, by Queen Mary, to Trinity College, Cambridge, to which the patronage, great tithes, tithes of wool and lamb, still belong. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 152:-
... The church is large, divided into five ailes, and has an altar-tomb with arms in a garter for sir William Parr, grandfather to the marquis of Northampton and queen Catherine, who was born here. The parish comprehends 24 townships or constablewicks, and was antiently larger. ...
person:- : Parr, William, Sir
person:- : Parr, Catherine
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Preface, Footnote:-
Mr. WEST died the 10th of July, 1779, at the ancient seat of the Stricklands, at Sizergh, in Westmorland, in the sixty-third year of his age; and, according to his own request, was interred in the choir, or chapel, belonging to the Strickland Family in Kendal Church. ...
... ...
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...
Mr. Gray's description of this town [Kendal] is injurious to it; but his account of the church and castle is worth transcribing. 'Near the end of the town, ... the
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Page 180:-
church, a very large Gothic fabric, with a square tower; it has no particular ornaments, but double aisles, and at the east four chapels, or choirs.' Mr. Gray's account then proceeds to the inside of the church,[1] which he describes with his usual accuracy and ease. Speaking of the four chapels or choirs, he says, 'there is one of the Parrs, another of the Stricklands, the third is the proper choir of the church, and the fourth of the Bellinghams, a family now extinct. The Bellinghams came into Westmorland before the reign of Henry VII, and were seated at Burneside.[2] In the reign of Henry VIII, Alan Bellingham purchased of the king the 20th part of a knight's fee in Helsington, parcel of the possession of Henry Duke of
[1] The following epitaph, composed for himself, by Mr. Ravlph Tirer, vicar of Kendal (who died in 1627) and placed in the chancel, may be worth the reader's perusal on account of its quaintness, and yet uncommon historical precision.
   London bredd me, Westminster fedd me, / Cambridge sped me, my sister wed me, / Study taught me, Liuing sought me, / Learning brought me, Kendall caught me, / Labour pressed me, Sickness distressed me, / Death oppressed me, & Graue possessed me, / God first gave me, Christ did saue me, / Earth did crave me, & Heauen would haue me.
X.
[2] In the reign of King Edward II. Richard Bellingham married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Gilbert Burnshead, of Burnshead, Knt. near Kendal.
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Richmond, and Sir John Lumley (Lord Lumley) which his father, Thomas Bellingham, had farmed of the crown; he was succeeded by his son, James Bellingham, who erected the tomb in the Bellingham's chapel. There is an altar tomb of one of them (viz. Alan Bellingham) dated 1577, with a flat brass arms and quarterings; and in the window their arms alone, argent, a hunting horn sable, strung gules. In the Strickland's chapel are several modern monuments, and another old altar tomb, not belonging to the family: on the side of it, a fess dancette between ten billets deincourt. This tomb is probably of Sir Ralph D'Aincourt, who, in the reign of King John, married Helen, daughter of Anselm de Furness, whose daughter, and sole heiress, Elizabeth D'Aincourt, was married to William, son and heir of Sir Robert de Strickland, of Great Strickland, Knt. 23 of Henry III. The son and heir was Walter de Strickland, who lived in the reign of Edward I, was possessed of the fortunes of Anselm de Furness and D'Aincourt in Westmorland, and erected the above tomb to the memory of his grandfather, Ralph D'Aincourt. The descendants of the said Walter de Strickland have lived at Sizergh, in the neighbourhood, ever since, and this chapel is the family burial place. In Parr's chapel is a third altar tomb, in the corner, no figure or inscription, but on the side, cut in stone, an escutcheon
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of Ross, of Kendal, three water budgets, quartering Parr, two bars in a border engrailed; 2dly, an escutcheon, vaire, a fess for Marmion; 3dly, an escutcheon, three chevronels braced, and a chief which I take for Fitzhugh: at the foot is an escutcheon, surrounded with the garter, bearing Ross and Parr quarterly, quartering the other two before mentioned. I have no books to look in, therefore cannot say whether this is Lord Parr, of Kendal, Queen Catharine's father, or her brother the Marquis of Northampton. Perhaps it is a cenotaph for the latter, who was buried at Warwick, 1571.'
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 214:-
... Near the end of the town [Kendal] stands a handsome house of Colonel Wilson's, and adjoining to it the church, a very large gothic fabric, with a square tower, it has no particular ornaments but double aisles, and at the east end four chapels or choirs; one of the Parrs, another of the Stricklands, the third is the proper choir of the church, and the fourth of the Bellingham's, a family now extinct. There is an altar tomb of one of them dated 1577, with a flat brass arms and quarterings; and in the window their arms alone, arg. a hunting horn sab. strung gules. In the Stricklands' chapel several monuments, and another old altar tomb not belonging to the family: on the side of it a fess dancette between ten billets deincourt. In the Parrs' chapel is a third altar tomb in the corner, no figure or inscription, but on the side cut an escutcheon of Ross of Kendal (three water buckets) quartering Parr, (two bars in a bordure engrailed). 2dly, an escutcheon, vaire, a fess for Marmion; 3rdly, an escutcheon, three chevronels braced, and a chief (which I take for Fitzhugh) at the foot is an escutcheon, surrounded with the garter, bearing Ross and Parr quarterly, quartering the other two before-mentioned. I have no books to look in, therefore cannot say, whether this is the Lord Parr, of Kendal, Queen Catherine's father, or her brother the Marquis of Northampton; perhaps it is a cenotaph for the latter, who was buried at Warwick, in 1571.
person:- : West, Thomas
person:- : Gray, Mr
person:- : Parr Family
person:- : Parr, Katherine
person:- : Strickland Family
person:- : Bellingham Family
person:- : D'Aincourt Family
person:- : Ross Family
person:- : Marmion Family
person:- : Fitzhugh Family
person:- clergyman : Tirer, Ralph
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Church
building/s
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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church
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Page 1023:-
...
Kendal, called also Kirkby Candale, i.e. a Church in the Valley upon the River Can, ...
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Page 1024:-
...
... The Church here is beautiful, and very large, and yet has twelve Chapels of Ease belonging to it. 'Tis supported by five Rows of handsome Pillars. ...
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 256, Westmoreland.
Tiny drawing of a church.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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8 The Church
church, 2 aisles and tower
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Church
building/s
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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church
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Strickland of Sizergh. -- 1.3.2006

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY / / KIRKLAND / KENDAL / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 75420 / SD5168392137
courtesy of English Heritage
Parish Church. Established by 1232 (date on indulgence issued for fabric repairs); later medieval additions. Comprehensive C19 restorations in Perpendicular style. Earlier masonry coursed, squared, rubble; later work snecked rubble. Chamfered plinths and stepped buttresses. Graduated slate roofs with gargoyles and pinnacles. Rectangular plan with double aisles; chancel and west tower incorporated internally. West porch; 1934 vestry adjoining north side not of interest. Eastern chapels of Bellingham, Parr, and Strickland families contain some fine tombs and memorials. Memorial by Flaxman on north wall; memorial to George Romney on west wall. One of widest medieval parish churches in Britain (103 ft). For detailed description, history, and plans see: J.F. Curwen "The Parish Church of Kendal" in Transactions of Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Old Series Vol. XVI, pp.157-220; R.C.H.M. (1936), Westmorland, pp.119-122. Forms focus of churchyard group and major feature on riverside.

placename:- Church of the Holy Trinity
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD51689213
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
MEMORIAL CROSS IN CHURCHYARD TO WEST OF CHURCH PORCH / / KIRKLAND / KENDAL / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75419 / SD5162692137
courtesy of English Heritage
Celtic Cross, late C19. Monolithic slate cross, c10 ft high, set in sandstone block. Erected by the people of Kendal as a memorial to John Cooper, Vicar of Kendal for 38 years (died 1896). Signed at bottom of east face J.W. BROMLEY, KESWICK. Carved interlace and scrollwork decoration on all faces; inscription in low relief to west face. Forms part of churchyard group.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- memorial; cross
coordinates:- SD51629213
person:- clergyman : Cooper, John
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GATE PIERS, GATES, & RAILINGS TO CHURCHYARD ENTRANCE / / KIRKLAND / KENDAL / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75417 / SD5160592134
courtesy of English Heritage
Gate piers, gates, and railings. Erected 1822. Rusticated stone piers, square in plan, with moulded bases; each has stone urn on top of corniced cap. Wrought-iron gates have panelled gateposts with open scrollwork decoration; top and lock rails are similarly ornamented. Wrought-iron railings, c4 ft high, carried on single course of masonry, have square-section spearhead standards set diagonally; fleur-de-lis finials separate sections. Railings and gates are painted black with some of gates' decorative elements picked out in red and gold. Forms part of churchyard group.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- gate piers; gate; railings
coordinates:- SD51609213
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

source:- Philip/Wilson 1890s

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KENDAL PARISH CHURCH.
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map, vignette:- Housman 1800 map 2

Plan of Kendal, scale about 6 inches to 1 mile, engraved by J Lowes, 1798 published by F Jollie, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1800.
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West View of the Church
date:- 1800
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old print:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Print, woodcut engraving, Kendal Parish Church, Holy Trinity, Kendal, Westmorland, by T W Holme, engraved by George Measom, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1850.
On p.5 of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
TWHolme / GEO MEASOM SC. / Kendal Parish Church.

placename:- Kendal Parish Church
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Vignette from a Plan of Kendal by G H Johnson, published in The Annals of Kendal by Cornelius Nicholson, by Hudson and Nicholson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1832.
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, monument of Sir Alan Bellingham, Holy Trinity Church, Kendal, published by Hudson and Nicholson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1832.
On p.50 of The Annals of Kendal by Cornelius Nicholson.
person:- : Bellingham, Alan, Sir
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, tomb of Walter Strickland in Holy Trinity Church, Kendal, published by Hudson and Nicholson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1832.
On p.47 of The Annals of Kendal by Cornelius Nicholson.
person:- : Strickland, Walter
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Print, engraving, Robin the Devil in Kendal Church, Holy Trinity Church, Kendal, Westmorland, by Frank Dean, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.227 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
person:- : Philipson, Robert; Robin the Devil
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

incumbents:-
Kirkebi Kendale, Achard de 1190
Nicholas son of Robert 1228
Pepyn, Roger 1246
Esyngwald, Alan de 1266
Madestan, Walter de 1301
Kirkebi, Roger de 1312
Leynesbury, Thomas de 1366
Greenwode, Thomas 1396
Garsdale, Richard 1421
Bryant, John 1439
William Abbot of St Mary's York 1496
Maynes, Thomas 1520
Pilkington, James 1550
Ashton, Nicholas 1551
Etherington, Ambrose 1562
Heron, Samuel 1591
Tirer, Ralph 1592
Gardener, Francis 1627
Hall, Henry 1640
Massey, Henry 1645
Strickland, John 1656
Brownsword, William 1659
Stanford, Michael 1674
Murgatroyd, Thomas 1683
Crosby, William 1699
Cuthbert, Richard 1734
Symonds, Thomas 1745
Robinson, Henry 1789
Murfitt, Matthew 1806
Hudson, John 1815
Barnes, Joseph Watkins 1844
Cooper, John 1858
Trench, William Robert 1896
Lafone, H P M 1909

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Kendal
coordinates:- SD517921

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Ropes and boards; bells up ready for New Year. -- 30.12.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- The way to the ringing chamber. -- 22.12.2010

photocopy Church Bells in the Deanery of Brampton:-
vol.6 p.83

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Godfrey, Robert: 1881: Westmorland Bells: TransCWAAS: vol.6: pp.83-85

Dove data number of bells: 10
weight of tenor: 23 cwt 3 qtr 20 lb (2680lbs)
pitch of tenor: D flat
scale:-
D flat, E flat, F, G flat, A flat, B flat, C, D flat, E flat, F
Octave plus 2 notes; intervals TTSTTTSTT; D flat major.
Bells 1-2 and 7 cast by Thomas Mears, 1816; 3-6 and 8 by Pack and Chapman, 1774; 9 and 10 by Thomas Stafford, 1631. There is also a sanctus bell in the belfry.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

references Handley, Diana: 1983: Notes on Furness Branch Bells::: inscriptions and history

notes There were 3 bells in 1576; 2 were added in 1631; bell 5, cracked was recast, and a new bell added, 1695; the tenor, cracked, was recast into 3 bells, 1774, making a ring of 8 bells; bell 5 of the eight, cracked, was recast, and 2 bells added making a ring of 10, 1816, commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, 1815.
Treble inscribed:-
[T. Mears of London fecit 1816]
[These two bells were purchased by subscription in commemoration of the glorious achievements of Lord Nelson and His Grace the Duke of Wellington who with Divine assistance gave peace to surrounding nations and to this favoured isle.]
[We'll sing their praise, and join in glorious harmony this noble peal.]
Bell 2 inscribed:-
[T. Mears of London fecit 1816]
[Kendal 29th October 1816. This subscription was promoted by M. Nich. Wilson of this town, who by his fervent zeal in the cause assisted by the Vicar, Mayor Aldermen and his brother townsmen he carried into effect, the 18th June 1816; being the anniversary of the ever memorable victory of Waterloo that destroyed an inveterate foe, and gave to Europe the blessing of peace.]
Bell 3 inscribed:-
1775
Bell 4 inscribed:-
[Pack and Chapman of London fecit 1775]
[Such wondrous power to music's given, as elevates the soul to Heaven.]
Bell 5 inscribed:-
[Pack and Chapman of London fecit 1774]
[Whilst thus we join in cheerful sound, may love and loyalty abound.]
Bell 6 inscribed:-
[Pack and Chapman fecit 1774]
[Ye ringers all that prize your health and happiness, Be sober, merry, wise, and you'll the same possess.]
Bell 7 inscribed:-
[T. Mears of London fecit 1816]
[In wedlock's bands shall ye who join with hands your hearts - unite, so shall our tuneful tongues combine to laud the nuptial rite.]
Bell 8 inscribed:-
[Pack and Chapman fecit 1774]
[In the year 1774 these bells were recast from a peal of six to eight by the direction of ...]
Bell 9 inscribed:-
[1631]
[1631 HAS TRES CAMPANAS IAM TOTA PAROEICIA SANAS REDDIDIT UT QUARTA EST TERTIA QUINTA SIMUL, THIRD FOURTH AND FIFT AND ALL MAY TOLL O'TH PARISH CHARGE WITHOUT CONTROUL.]
Bell 10 inscribed:-
[1631]
[ME SONITUS NOLAE MEMOREM TUBAE FACIT PULSAT NOLA SONAT TUBA AMBO MORTIS NUNCIA 1631]
The small sanctus bell was cast before 1537 and used at the Bellingham Chapel. It was used as a school bell for the grammar school which stands to the north of the churchyard, known as the 'Tinkler'. It is now in the belfry.
:: Kendal Parish Church Bells::: leaflet available in church

notes Kendal church once had a bell house at the NW corner of the church. This held 5 bells, a sixth added in 1695.
The first Peal of 120 half pull changes rung in this Belfry on the heavy peal of 6 was rung in the month of February 1765; by

The bell house was demolished in 1790, the ring moved to the tower, and 2 more bells were added.
On Friday 12 August 1796 was rung for the First time upon this Peal 5040 GRANDSIRE TRIPPLES Complete in 3 Hrs. 20 M.

2 More bells were added, 1816.
Feb 22nd 1819 Grandsire Caters 3 hrs. 29 mins.
May 7th 1821 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 8 mins.
Dec 2nd 1849 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 20 mins.
Apl 23rd 1864 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 20 mins.
Dec 20th 1857 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 15 mins.
Dec 27th 1869 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 10 mins.
Jan 3rd 1876 Grandsire Triples 3 hrs. 3 mins.
Morris, Ernest: 1931: History and Art of Change Ringing: Chapman and Hall (London)

notes A London newspaper reported:-
CHANGE RINGING.- On Friday last was rung a complete 5040 Grandsire Tripples, in three hours and twenty minutes, at St. Mary's Church, Kendal, by the Wesmoreland Youths, being the greatest number of changes ever rung at one time upon that noble peal. The peal was divided into ten parts, or courses, of 504 each. The bobs were called by the sixth: a lead single was made in the middle of the peal, and another at the conclusion, which brought the bells home. Distinct leads and exact divisions were minutely observed throughout the whole of the peal.
: 19.8.1796 (Friday):: London Packet or New Lloyd's Evening Post (London)

notes

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-- An old innsign from the Ring o' Bells, which stands just by the church. -- 3.10..2005
The old innsign was painted by William Fothergill, 1828, showing the ringers of a peal of 5147 Grandsire Caters, Feb 22nd 1819:-


hearsay Burrow 1920s says:-
... The church is notable chiefly for its monuments, including one to a seventeenth-century vicar with a quaint rhyming inscription.

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The brass plate is in the floor near the altar:-
HERE [ ] LYETH YE BODY OF MR RALPH / TIRER LATE VICAR OF KENDAL, BATCHEL[Y]LER / OF DIVINITY WHO DYED THE 4TH DAY / OF JUNE ANO. DNI. 1627 / London bredd me, Westminster fedd me, / Cambridge sped me, my Sister wed me, / Study taught me, Living sought me, / Learning brought me, Kendall caught me, / Labour pressed me, Sickness distressed me, / Death oppressed me, & grave possessed me, / God first gave me, Christ did save me, / Earth did crave me, & heaven would haue me.
Burrow 1920s

notes Described in:-
Butler, Lawrence (ed): 2011: Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne for Cumbria, 1833-1872: CWAAS:: ISBN 978 1 873124 52 9
Extracted from the original notes made by Sir Stephen, now in Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, contact through Flintshire Record Office

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Organ by Bevington and Sons, Soho, London. -- 4.3.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Organ by Bevington and Sons, Soho, London. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Angel under the roof of a side aisle. -- 28.12.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Angel under the roof of a side aisle. -- 28.12.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Box for:- -- 'alms bags' -- 22.12.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to George Romney, 1734-1802. -- 4.3.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Strickland of Sizergh. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Dowker. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Bigland. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Leyburne. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Fitzhugh. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Marmion. -- 1.3.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Holy Trinity Church -- Kendal -- Kendal -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms, Kendal borough, pew end. -- 1.3.2006

1 cross slab grave cover; floor of outer north aisle.
Ryder, Peter: 2001: Cross Slab Grave Covers of Cumbria: Cumbria CC (Carlisle, Cumbria)

hearsay

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-- Robin the Devil's sword and helmet. -- 22.12.2010
A royalist, Robert Philipson, known as Robin the Devil, lived on Belle Isle, Windermere. He was besieged here during the Civil War by Parliamentary Forces commanded by Colonel Briggs, the seige broken after eight days by Robert's brother Colonel Huddlestone Philipson. In revenge the brothers tried to kidnap Colonel Briggs while at prayer in Holy Trinity Church, Kendal. They were chased off by the congregation, Robert loosing his sword and helmet, which are displayed here in the church.

hearsay Established 1232; later medieval additions; restored in 19th century in perpendicular style.
Curwen, J F:: Parish Church of Kendal: TransCWAAS: old series vol.16: pp.157-220

button   bell house, Kendal
button   ring of bells, Brathay
button   ring of bells, Casterton
button   ring of bells, Kendal
button   ring of bells, Langdale
button   sundial, Colton
button   sundial, Kendal
button   sundial, Seathwaite
button   sundial, Winster
button   war memorial, Grange
button   war memorial, Howgill

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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