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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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Beautiful Village church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is well worth stepping through the door of this little church in the heart of the village. Do not be put off by the rather plain 'pebbled ash' exterior. Inside it is quite delightful & unusual.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in as we had gone to Grasmere for the Rushbearing ceremony. Not a churchgoer at all but I do enjoy looking around. This one is quaint and, note earlier reference to the Rushbearing ceremony, it had a wonderful smell of fresh rushes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this church and the grave yard which is behind it. This church and church yard is where Willian went worth was buried. It's lovely because it is peaceful and it has history to it.

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Oswald's, in Grasmere, is famous - or the cemetery out back is famous - for being the location of the grave of English Poet William Wordsworth & also his Daffodil Garden. If visiting, don't rush right to the grave site, take time to enjoy and appreciate the simplicity of this English church and the grounds. Amble through the grave... More 

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Ampleforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attractive interior of this church including Wordsworth's burial place. Good range of cards. Interesting information on St Oswald, which I was looking for in particular. Lots of evidence of a lively worshipping community.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church itself is very old but quite attractive and peaceful inside. The outside areas are a delight with the grave of William Wordsworth nearby. Have a walk around the daffodil garden and look at the hundreds of plaques in the path.

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

it appears to be always open and sometimes, the organist will be playing which he was at the time of our visit. the bells play a chorus on the hour. located centrally in the village, you can walk around the church yard and if you are lucky, can park opposite the church and offer a donation. there is parking adjacent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We happened to walk into the pleasant compound of the church while visiting Grasmere and chanced upon the grave of William Wordsworth and his family. The is a small garden next to it with people sitting around the grass patch. We also found the famous gingerbread bakery shop nearby and it is really delicious! Nice spot to visit when in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is such a special place and you can truly feel the presence of the Lord. Take a while, sit down and pray to the One who created the universe and all within it. After that take a stroll round the church both inside and out and discover many treasures from the past and even better discover Jesus the One... More 

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