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Church of St Olaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Wasdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4671 / 54°28'1"N

Longitude: -3.2535 / 3°15'12"W

OS Eastings: 318852

OS Northings: 508693

OS Grid: NY188086

Mapcode National: GBR 5JQS.FF

Mapcode Global: WH70Q.ZZWB

Plus Code: 9C6RFP8W+RH

Entry Name: Church of St Olaf

Listing Date: 21 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76282

Location: Wasdale, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Wasdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wasdale Head St Olaf

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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11/84 Church of St Olaf


Parish Church. Earliest reference to a church on this is c1550; records start
1620. Later additions and alterations. Pebble-dashed rubble walls (c3 ft
thick) on plinth. Graduated slate roofs with overhanging eaves; stone copings
with bellcote to west end. Single cell. Side walls c5 ft high. C20 plank door
on north side; C19 multi-light stone-mullioned windows under hoodmoulds.
Interior: 4 original roof trusses (one over altar has cut tie-beam). Ornate
C19 cast-iron lamp brackets to side walls. Monolithic stone holy-water stoup
(original font?) in recess in west wall c2½ ft high, square in plan, with stop-
chamfered corners.

Listing NGR: NY1885208693

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