St Andrews, Dacre Cumbria - photo gallery

Here are a few photos from the delightful church of St Andrews, in Dacre, Cumbria.

Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
The gate and path leading to the church
Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
The bear statues for which Dacre is famous
Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
The carved figures are usually called 'bears', but may represent a lion or some other beast
Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
In each case, the carved bear is grasping a sort of shaft, or pillar. The figures may have a religious theme, but what that theme is, no one can say for certain
Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
The ceiling of St Andrews - lovely old timber work but definitely showing the passage of timel
Photo of St Andrews church, Dacre, Lake District, Cumbria
Carvings on a 9th century cross found near the church. The main figure is a sort of winged lion

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