The village of Kirkoswald lies in the Lower Eden Valley in Cumbria, one of England’s most beautiful landscapes. The village is situated just 9 miles from Penrith and from the southern end of the village, where the Church of St Oswald stands, one has lovely views over the River Eden.
Among the many lovely old buildings the Pele Tower or “College” stands out as a particularly wonderful example of 15th century architecture and craftsmanship. Built in 1450, the erstwhile Pele Tower became a family home for the Fetherstonhaugh family, when the monasteries were dissolved in 1547 on Henry VIII’s orders. This part of the church had been used as a collegiate church or college from 1523 onwards, a name that clearly stuck in local residents’ memory and thus lives on today
If you strolled up the steep hill that marks the high street, the former market place and location for a handful of public houses, you’d see a number of closed down shops and a former bank. Like so many small villages, Kirkoswald has lost many of its traditional family-run outlets.
What must have once been a bustling little place, is today rather a sleepy village with the community gathering for parish council meetings at an equally peaceful-looking village hall at the market square, where the topic of conversation is no longer the danger presented by Scottish raiders but what else could be done to keep an inquisitive public out from exploring the ruins of 13th century Kirkoswald Castle, which due to its dilapidated state is not open to the general public any more.
Old battle wounds
If you like exploring old castles, you’d only have yourself to blame if you ignored warning signs and fell through a hole into the dungeons below and broke your leg. However, if you twisted your ankle badly on a hazard that had not been marked, you could be entitled to compensation by making a claim with an injury solicitor kirkoswald, if negligence by the parties responsible could be proven.
Working with an injury solicitor Kirkoswald specialist
You could call a few law firms in Penrith but even there you may not be able to find the right kind of specialist solicitor to handle your particular injury claim, especially if you are looking for somebody to handle a complex medical negligence claim or an industrial disease claim for example.
Why not save time and effort and ring Accident Advice Helpline, in the first instance, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993? Calls are free and lines are available every day of the week, 24 hours a day.
Discuss your potential claim with one of our injury solicitor Kirkoswald specialists, who can tell you if you qualify for making a personal injury claim and how much that claim could be worth, if a solicitor fights your case and wins. If you wish to proceed, the advisor can allocate your claim to one of their no win no fee* legal experts.