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Ponsonby Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Ponsonby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4368 / 54°26'12"N

Longitude: -3.4785 / 3°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 304201

OS Northings: 505605

OS Grid: NY042056

Mapcode National: GBR 4K44.Q9

Mapcode Global: WH5ZP.JRS1

Plus Code: 9C6RCGPC+PJ

Entry Name: Ponsonby Church

Listing Date: 14 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76356

Location: Ponsonby, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Ponsonby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beckermet St Bridget

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY 00 NW
3/56 Ponsonby Church
(no dedication)
- II
Church. Probably medieval, with heavy restoration. 1840 and 1874. Stone
rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel
west tower and north vestry. Coped gables with crosses. South elevation of
5 bays; 2-bay nave has paired lancets; gabled buttress between nave and chancel,
which has 2-light flat-faced mullioned window and 2 small lancets, wall
incorporates head of straight-headed light, part of arch, and part of medieval
grave slab. East end has stepped triple lancets with rose window over; clasping
buttresses. North elevation has single lancet and 2 pairs of lancets, 2-bay
vestry has 2 gables, that to east smaller, lancets and east entrance. Entrance
to nave in projection under pentice, single order arch. Tower has paired
lancets to west single lancets to north and south, south stair turret under
hipped roof. 2-light louvred tracery bell openings, broach spire with
lucarnes. Interior: deep arch-braced collar roof, tower arch and vaulting; wall
mounted gas lamps and hanging oil lamps. Medieval chancel arch raised 1874.
Richly carved pulpit and stalls. Arch to vestry space. East window has stained
glass, 1875, Morris and Co; some earlier fragments to south window. Medieval
graveslabs and wall memorial, Thomas Curwen (died 1653, 2 figures, arms, in
dog-tooth border; pillar piscina.

Listing NGR: NY0420105605

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