St Anne's Church History

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St Anne's - History

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St Anne's Chapel was built in 1824/25 by local subscriptions which were aided by a grant from the Incorporated Society for promoting the Enlargement, Building and Repairing of Churches and Chapels on the condition that 200 of the "sittings" were to be free and un-appropriated for ever. It was originally a Chapel of Ease under Colton and without a legally defined district; later a district was assigned to the Chapel from Colton and shortly afterwards a district was added from the parish of Cartmel. In 1866 when the then incumbent of Colton resigned the chapel became the Parish Church for Haverthwaite and the new consolidated district became a parish for all ecclesiastical purposes.

photo of St Anne's Haverthwaite

St Anne's Parish Church in the Spring - providing a fine show of daffodils

St Anne's Haverthwaite - A Potted History and Dates

photo of St Anne's Parish Church, Haverthwaite - June 071825: The chapel and the small piece of ground on which it stands were consecrated on 26th August by Dr Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of Chester.
1827: The western gallery was built by persons to whom pews were therein allotted.
1838: The chapel was extended eastwards and the work was paid for by subscriptions and aided by a further grant from the "Incorporated Society"
1844: A district of the Parish of Colton was legally assigned to this chapel the patronage of which was vested in the incumbent of Colton Parish Church.
1858: A district from the parish of Cartmel was added constituting Haverthwaite as a consolidated district. The augmentation of the Benefice raised by subscriptions saw the patronage vested in the incumbent of Colton and the Bishop of Carlisle alternatively, the first presentation resting with the former.
1866: The, Rev S T Clarke resigned the incumbency of Colton and the Chapel became a Parish Church with the consolidated district being a new parish for all ecclesiastical purposes.
1884: The east end was renewed and an organ and choir stalls erected
1885: New pulpit, lectern and prayer desk were erected at the east end in leiu of the old pulpit, reading desk and clerk's desk which had previously been situated in the middle of the south side of the chapel.
1891: The Body of the church was re-seated by open seats of pitch pine, paid for by local subscriptions.

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The Haverthwaite Church Registers begin as follows: -
Baptisms – November 1832*
Burials – February 1833*
Marriages – October 1862**
*Earlier baptisms and burials were registered in Colton and Cartmel
**No earlier marriages were celebrated here

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William Fell - one of Wellington's soldiers

William Fell

William Fell, a local lad was a soldier who served in the Pensinsular Wars in the 52nd Light Infantry between 1809 and 1821.
Willam was part of Wellington's Army (which eventually defeated Napolian at Waterloo) during the often bitter and bloody campaign through Portugal and Spain.

The author, Janet Martin gives us a fascinating account of his life both during the campaigns and after his discharge in 1821. This booklet is available for purchase priced at 2.00 from St Anne's Church or by post at 2.50 (including post and packaging) from St Anne's Church Haverthwaite. To buy the booklet by post complete the form below.

To Order the booklet by post please complete the form below. Your order will be shipped to you within seven days of receiving your payment by cheque or postal order.
Payment should be made out to St Anne's Haverthwaite.

Income from purchases go to the upkeep of the church and graveyard

photo of William Fell's Headstone

booklet on William Fell

Actual Size of Booklet: approx: 18.5 cm x 24.5 cm

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