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Walking Event, Wed 8 May 2019, free entry

Kendal Parish Church

Kendal Parish Church

What type of building stones?


Known affectionately as ‘The Auld Grey Town’, Kendal is a fine example of a small historic stone-built town and can be enjoyed simply for the engaging character of its streets and yards.
But what is the story of its stone? What is it like? How did it form? How old is it? When and how was it used? What else is there other than limestone?
This explanation of Kendal’s building stones starts at the Parish Church, continues along Kirkland and Highgate and ends in the Market Place, a journey that spans at least 800 years of putting stone to good use, features at least 20 different types of stone and serves as an introduction to the marine wildlife of a third of a billion years ago.
Organised by: Westmorland Geological Society as part of the national GeoWeek 2019.

Meet: Kendal Parish Church main door LA9 5AF

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 8 May 2019 14:00 to 16:00


Free entry


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access




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Map reference: SD 515926  Lat: 54.32709 Long: -2.74708

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

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