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Interesting Viking cross and some really old gravestones - from around 1755+. The inside is worth a... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
bradziker1
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Viking relics

We wanted to find the viking cross in the graveyard and in doing so looked in this rather plain... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Kris V
,
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Main Street, Gosforth NE3 1YL, England
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Interesting Viking cross and some really old gravestones - from around 1755+. The inside is worth a peak for some old artefacts.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We wanted to find the viking cross in the graveyard and in doing so looked in this rather plain looking church only to find very interesting viking carved stone grave markers and other interesting artefacts. A very pleasant serene church with a little extra.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Easy to find Church . Parking right outside , Sun shining on the cross made taking photos easy . The Gosforth Cross has elaborate carvings which have been interpreted as representing characters and scenes from Norse mythology.The cross is 14 feet tall and made out...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were passing through and had to stop in. We had been told to watch for St. Mary's CoE, with its Viking cemetery cross and its "hogback" grave markers. We were treated to see the fishing stone and the old recovered cast-iron bell.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Anyone passing through West Cumbria should really make time to stop in Gosforth and visit St Mary's church. There is parking on the street nearby and it is easy to find. Outside the church is the beautiful Viking period Gosforth Cross - a truly remarkable...More

3  Thank FootsoreUK
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

I visited this church, but on a weekday. It looked like an interesting building. The churchyard was very sad and neglected, which was a pity. But I guess money is tight in these times.

1  Thank Vivienne03
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

While visiting the Lake District, you might want to stop and visit this Church. St. Mary's has several Viking relic's in stone. It was an interesting find for us. Outside in the graveyard is a very tall Viking cross with carvings (Only one of four...More

1  Thank Candy T
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