Torver: St Luke

Torver: St Luke
Record Type:
Church code:
Westmorland & Furness
Coniston and Torver

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: Lake District National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607193 Trover St Luke
Exterior image of 607193 Trover St Luke
Photograph of the exterior of St Luke church Trover taken 18 February 2015
Year / Date:
Basher Eyre
Basher Eyre

Summary Description

The building is of 1884, in the Norman-style, by Paley and Austin. There were two earlier churches on the site, the guide book describes the present and the penultimate buildings as “out of a textbook” but enthuses, along with Ruskin, about the first one. However, Goodhart-Rendel describes it as “a capital little building” and this statement is closer to the truth. Although at the time of writing the church is undergoing major refurbishment the quality of its form and design shines through, even down to the perimeter gates and railings. There is playfulness in the detail culminating in a weather vane in the form of a fish. Low and unpretentious, the church sits firmly and steadfastly in its setting.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

Basher Eyre (2015) Exterior image of 607193 Trover St Luke [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607193 Trover St Luke
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2012 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 2
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan and Gallery

ICBS File Number - 03796

Coverage - 1849

Created by THOMPSON, Miles: d. c.1869 of Kendal

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell