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St Paul Church of England, Newbarns


St. Paul's Church, Newbarns, occupies the high ground in that pleasant suburb, and when the design is completed by the addition of the tower and spire it will form a conspicuous object in the landscape for miles around.   Services were first held in the old school-house, which stood in Abbey Road before the widening of that thoroughfare ; but the accommodation soon proving inadequate for the rising suburb, a subscription was opened, and the present church erected upon a site presented by Mr. Lesh, of Newbarns.   The consecration took place on 27th July, 1874. Newbarns and Hawcoat were detached from Dalton, and formed into a separate parish, and towards the endowment the Marquis of Westminster contributed the handsome sum of £3,000.   The church is built of the red sandstone of the neighbourhood, and has been so constructed as to be easily capable of future enlargement.   The, living is in the gift of trustees, and is worth £260. The vicarage is a neat detached villa near the church, and was purchased by subscription.   The Rev. T. Goss, M.A., was the first vicar, upon whose resignation in 1880 the Rev. Charles Elrington, B.A., was appointed to the incumbency. The Schools belonging to the church were erected by the Corporation in lieu of the old one, removed to widen Abbey Road.   They are situated on the Hawcoat Road, a short distance from the church, and will accommodate 140 children.

from Mannex's directory of Furness and Cartmel, 1892

St Paul,
Hawcoat Lane,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1870 and consecrated on 27 July 1871, the third Anglican church to be built in the new town. Site donated by W Lesh, Esq., of Newbarns. Extended in the 20th century.

Church Records

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The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1870-1958
  • Marriages 1874-1995
  • Banns 1871-1960

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The church is located at OS grid reference SD2080070945 (Lat/Lon 54.128239,-3.213489). You can see this on maps provided by: