The west doorway has Doric columns, a triglyph frieze, and a triangular pediment.
Along the sides of the church are two tiers of round-headed windows with chamfered surrounds and triple keystones.
Penrith Castle was built between 13 as a defence against Scottish raids; it has been said that, unlike so many of its counterparts in the north, 'the building exhibits no indication of very ancient date.' The lordship of Penrith was created in 1397 as a grant to the newly created earl of Westmorland, but the castle was first mentioned in a grant of 1437.
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It later passed into the ownership of the Penrith Urban District Council, who in the 1920s converted the grounds into a public park and built housing nearby.
The few ruins that remain today were described in the nineteenth century as not 'very interesting in respect of their antiquity, or their present appearance.'The ruins are remarkable more for their extent than their magnificence: the chief objects of interest are the projecting corbels in the eastern front, which appear to have supported an open corridor; there are some large vaults, which were probably prisons.
) is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England.
Penrith lies less than 3 miles (5 km) outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park.