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Without Sarah Losh, we, it and Cumbria would be lost

Sarah Losh (b.1785 into a prominent local family), "Romantic genius, antiquarian, architect and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Sonning-on-Thames, United Kingdom
A lovely church

Wreay church was built between 1840 & 1842 under the direction of Sarah Losh who had recently... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
John H
London, United Kingdom
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Wreay Village, Wreay, England
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Sarah Losh (b.1785 into a prominent local family), "Romantic genius, antiquarian, architect and visionary", was the creator of St. Mary's. Built between 1840 and 1842 and funding it out of her own money, £1,008 in those days, she did this on the condition that she...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Wreay church was built between 1840 & 1842 under the direction of Sarah Losh who had recently before lost her sister & parents, & built it to their memory. The interior style is Arts & Crafts although she was employing this style at least 30...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

I was really stunned by the interior of this little church, not at all evident from the outside. It has a real Egyptian feel to it with the semi circular windows set high above the alter containing beautiful stained glass pictures and some wonderful wood...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I had heard and read about this church but had never bothered to check it out - what a mistake that was - it's a little off the beaten track and I think best approached from the A6 where the village is signposted. - the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 27 February 2018

St. Mary's Church in the small village of Wreay is off the beaten path, and, for some, may seem like a far way to go for a church as humble as St. Mary's. If you go, however, you will be stunned by the brilliance of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

5 stars. A Tardis feeling on entering. So much to see and examine followed by a short walk to the Heritage Centre.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

A very small church created by Sarah Losh in memory of her sister Katharine. The church is based on a Roman Basilica with a semi-circular nave beautifully illuminated and with 13 seats for Jesus and his disciples. With interesting window and gargoyles one which used...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank John V
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This church has so many quirky interesting features that it's easy to miss some. There is a short guide available to purchase & two books, which are well worth reading to learn just what an amazing job Sarah Losh did.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank seaviewlover
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

What an unusual and beautiful church. Built and designed by a lady. Full of carvings of animals, plants and symbolism. Very peaceful space.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank emmagdeyn
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Having read The Pine Cone by Jenny Uglow we were most anxious to see the church for ourselves. What an amazing lady was Sarah Losh. Someone suggested we count the windows. Tricky assignment; the vast number of details to see and absorb means that you...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Nanette D
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16 April 2017|
Response from seaviewlover | Reviewed this property |
Try the church website, which gives opening times & lots of other information.