St Mary's Church, Ennerdale Bridge: In 1535 William, Abbot of St Mary's, York, granted the people of Ennerdale the right to burial in their own churchyard, provided they maintained a chapel and paid a curate. The early chapel remained in use until it was demolished in 1857, prior to the construction of the current church. This church was completed in 1858 in a Romanesque style, with a number of 'Norman' features, including the south doorway.
There are some interesting church records for the nearby parish of Lamplugh, such as registers detailing deaths within the Parish between 1658 and 1663:
"Kild at Kelton fell races ....3
Took cold sleeping in church .... 2
Frightened to death by fairies....4
Old woman drowned upon trial for witchcraft....3
Broke his neck robbing a hen roost....1
Crost in love....1
Hanged for clipping and coyning....7
Mrs Lamplugh's cordial water....2
Knocked on ye head with a quart bottle....1
By Parsons bull....2
I wonder what was in Mrs Lanplugh's cordial water !!