The 16th century perpendicular tower characterises All Saints Church which is within the little village of Orton about 4 miles North of Tebay in Cumbria. It is a very active Anglican parish church within the diocese of Carlisle. It is a stone built Grade II listed building with lead and slate roofs in a somewhat restrained Gothic Style.
Historic Property Restoration was commissioned by English Heritage in 2006 /2007 to undertake re-roofing works to the tower which has a castellated parapet and to the church’s South Aisle. We also applied a render with a traditional lime wash finish to the tower to prevent the ingress of damp. It now stands out white against the darker stone used in its original construction and as it is built on higher ground within the village, the tower is now a more imposing landmark than ever and can be clearly seen from almost anywhere in the surrounding countryside.