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St. Oswald's Church

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Address: Grasmere, England
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The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in...

The simple tombstone of William Wadsworth and his wife Mary is located in the churchyard, making this church one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.

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LOVELY LITTLE LAKELAND CHURCH

This is a lovely simple little church with nice stained glass windows and is very well maintained. Small but charming and typical Lakeland and not spoiled by tourism. It has some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely simple little church with nice stained glass windows and is very well maintained. Small but charming and typical Lakeland and not spoiled by tourism. It has some interesting facts available to buy and/or read and a nice plaque about Wordsworth and the Wordsworth family graves. It also has a very small but nice little shop with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit.. Really is a simple building but has a wonderful charm about it.. Couple that with the Wordsworth Family Graves and the Daffodil Gardens its a lovely place to spend an hour or two..

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an average kind of church but made special by the fact that Wordswoth's Daffodil Gardens are next door and the Wordsworth Family Grave. Also the grave of Sarah Nelson of "Grasmere Gingerbread" fame is there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As churches go, this one is quite simple, but charming. It was built of roughcast stone, and has a slate roof. Inside is an arcade of five thick arches rising from the floor and an imposing timbered ceiling. St. Oswald's claim to fame is the fact that in the southeast corner of its churchyard one finds the grave of Wordsworth,... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was lovely to see that this church was open to the public in the evening . Normally churches are locked up tight .

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Fareham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is a must if you are interested in Wordsworth. He and his family are buried in the church yard. They church itself is very welcoming and has some interesting architectural features. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful churchyard and a historic church with some moving headstones and memorials. Lovely floral displays inside.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attractive Grasmere church stands out due to Wordsworth's grave in the cemetery and the interesting information in the church about Grasmere's rush bearing parade in July. Very interesting.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the service at 11am on Sunday. We were warmly welcomed by locals at the door. We chatted to one of the local ladies who sat near us. She asked if we had visited before and established if we were familiar with the service. She did the same with a German visitor too. It was a lovely service... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A grade 1 listed building of national historic interest. Dating back to the 1300s. It has a beautifully carved pulpit, Brass lecturn and the ceiling is extraordinary and unusual, although small it has quite a large organ and a large stone font. we were lucky enough to be there for the parade of the rushes with people in traditional costume,... More 

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