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Church of St Margaret and St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Long Marton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.61 / 54°36'35"N

Longitude: -2.5177 / 2°31'3"W

OS Eastings: 366658

OS Northings: 523993

OS Grid: NY666239

Mapcode National: GBR BHV4.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH92S.9DB8

Plus Code: 9C6VJF5J+XW

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret and St James

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73183

ID on this website: 101075165

Location: St Margaret and St James's Church, Long Marton, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, CA16

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Long Marton

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Long Marton St Margaret and St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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22/123 Church of St Margaret
6.2.68 & St James


Parish church. Nave's north and west walls, with at least part of the south
wall, are pre-conquest; tower added probably early C12, chancel extended C12,
south chapel added mid C15 and vestry C16. restored late C19. Early masonry of
coursed blocks with wide jointing. Long-and-short quoining to north-east corner
of nave stands proud; render to west wall suriving inside C19 gallery's stair
turret may be original. Later masonry of finer cut blocks, sometimes snecked;
chamfered plinth and string courses to east end. Graduated slate roofs with
stone copings. West tower, nave, and chancel. Various window types, mostly
mullioned; pre-conquest window with monolithic semicircular head to north side
of nave (blocked internally). Paired belfry opening on north side of 3-stage
tower is original, others are C19 reconstructions. Gabled south porch repaired
1880. Only west doorway, now opening into tower, is pre-conquest with rebates
and draw-bar slot to its inner jambs; south doorway cut through at later date.
Their carved tympana (possibly pre-conquest) were reset in their present
position during C19 restoration; west door's tympanum discovered when access for
present west gallery was constructed. North doorway (part-blocked) C12. South
chancel door mid C14, as is 2-seater sedilia and piscina in south
side of chancel.

Listing NGR: NY6666123993

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